olive tree cultivation

New Method for Identifying Olive Cultivars

The identification olive cultivars according to the appearance of leaves and fruit is expected to serve as the basis for a phone app and contributions to a new international olive tree database.

India Set to Launch its Own Olive Oil Brand

The Indian state of Rajasthan is set to launch its own brand of olive oil under the name “Raj Olive Oil,” the first Indian olive oil produced within the country.
Special Report

Award-Winning Olive Oil Producer Thinks Weed Control Is for the Birds

A young Spanish olive oil producer has decided to try using geese as weeders in his family´s olive groves. By doing so he not only hopes to keep down undergrowth, he also strives to promote the survival of an endangered Spanish goose.

Corsica Rewards Grower for Olives Picked, and Those That Fell

A Corsican olive oil producer feared for her orchards after the Xylella fastidiosa bacteria was spreading on the island, but for the third consecutive year, Fabienne Maestracci was rewarded for the quality of her work.
Olive Oil Times Special

Planting of Over 300,000 Olive Trees Underway in Pothohar, Pakistan

Under a five-year plan initiated in 2015, the agriculture department of Pakistan's Punjab province is providing two million olive saplings free of charge to farmers in the Pothohar region.

New Blight Alarms California Olive Growers

The pathogen Neofabraea has been observed on both Arbosana and Arbequina trees in the Sacramento Valley, Glenn County and San Joaquin.
Special Report

Scientists Decode Olive Tree Genome

A team of scientists from Spain have published the complete genome of the olive tree for the first time.

Farmer Produces EVOO from Rescued and Newly Discovered Olive Varieties

La Zadruga is a farm on the west bank of Lake Garda which produces high-quality EVOO from rare, rescued and newly discovered varieties.