olive tree cultivation

Extra Virgin Territories You Might Not Know

Some lesser-known regions give life to high-quality extra virgin olive oils with unexpected characteristics.

Brazil Looks for Its Own Olive

As debate revolves around whether or not Maria da Fé is an olive species unique to Brazil, both traditional mills and technologically advanced machinery have contributed to the increased quality of olive oil here.
Special Report

A Forgotten Treasure: Making Oil from Wild Olives

Francisco Villanueva and Fernando Martín produce oil from wild olives growing on the green slopes of the Sierra de las Nieves. "Professional tasters don’t know how to describe it.”

Indoor Olive Trees are Trending

According to home design experts, the botanical must-have for 2017 is an indoor olive tree. This year potted olive trees will be making an entrance into stylish homes around the world, pushing out the passé fiddle leaf fig.
Olive Oil Times Special

How Cold Temperatures Can Help Olive Production

Very low temperatures and snow can have positive effects on olive trees by reducing the olive fruit fly population, containing fungal diseases and aerating the soil.

A Better Method for Controlling Wild Olive Trees in Australia

A more affordable and time-saving method for culling wild olive trees in Australia has been found in basal bark spraying.
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The Trump Cards of Climate Change in Olive Cultivation

For what it's worth, climate change, at least for olive oil production, may prove a blessing in disguise.

Billion-Dollar Pipeline Threatens Olive Grove in Southern Italy

Local and national authorities are going head to head over an olive grove standing in the way of a 545-mile pipeline project.