olive tree cultivation

‘Heroic’ Olive Cultivation in Italy Still a Struggle, but Fighting Back

Responsible for some of Italy's most characteristic olive oils and landscapes, moves are afoot to promote awareness of the country's heroic olive cultivation.

Pakistan Plants More Olive Trees

Pakistan's olive plantation campaign continues with the planting of over three million saplings in two provinces.
Special Report

Monumental Trees of Cyprus Represent Attempt to Create Elite Cultivar

Researchers speculate that early olive growers had grafted native centennial trees with others imported from Greece and Lebanon to selectively breed for desirable traits.

Making Olive Oil in Sun-Drenched Hot Spot

While Mykonos, Santorini, and the other small islands of the Cyclades in the Aegean Sea are famous to vacationers, they also make olive oil the locals are proud of.
Olive Oil Times Special

At Hacienda Guzman, Promoting Olive Culture by Celebrating its Diversity

Juan Ramón Guillén began bringing back saplings of different varieties of olive trees from his travels. Now, his 'Olivotheque' is among the largest collections of olive cultivars in the world.

Can Olive Trees Protect From Forest Fires?

After forest fires raged this summer across the Mediterranean, authorities are looking to olive groves and vineyards as fire-resistant alternatives.
Special Report

Sustainable Management of Olive Groves Can Tackle Effects of Climate Change

A leading expert in fruit tree physiology, Cristos Xiloyannis, has been committed to developing sustainable olive growing techniques.

Heat Wave Challenges Italian Olive Growers

A heat wave in Italy has caused concern among olive farmers. We asked some experts how to face this current challenge.