Oct. 12, 2023

Researchers Identify Three Olive Varieties Resistant to Pervasive Fungus

Three cross breeds of Frantoio, Koroneiki and Arbosana olives resisted Verticillium dahlia in a controlled environment.

Oct. 12, 2023

Another Poor Harvest in Andalusia Predicted

Low output in the world’s largest olive oil-producing region will continue to push prices higher.

Sep. 28, 2023

Olive Oil Production Expected to Fall Below 1M Tons in Spain

Anticipation of a second-consecutive poor harvest in the world’s largest olive oil producer means prices are likely to keep rising.

Sep. 28, 2023

Regenerative Ag Practices Improve Profitability of Steep-Slope Olive Farms

After finding that soil health improved in abandoned steep-slope olive groves, researchers determined organic and regenerative farming could yield similar results.

Sep. 25, 2023

Jaén Co-op Warns of €1B Loss for Province’s Olive Sector

After last year's historically poor harvest, producers in Jaén warn another is about to start. The Agri-Food Cooperative of Jaén warns the result will be a staggering financial loss.

Sep. 7, 2023

Spanish Officials Raise Alarm Over Rising Olive Oil Prices While Calling for Calm

Olive oil prices have exceeded €10 per liter at retail and are expected to continue rising. Rain in Andalusia would provide a glimmer of hope for the approaching harvest.

Jun. 26, 2023

Once Again, Olive Growers in Western Mediterranean Face Severe Drought

In Andalusia, rainfed olive groves are barren. Similar situations have been reported in North Africa. Officials in Europe are focusing on the soil to mitigate the drought.

Jun. 21, 2023

Andalusian Producers Achieve Outstanding Quality After Disastrous Harvest

After the smallest harvest in more than a decade, producers in Spain earned their fourth-highest award count at the World Olive Oil Competition.

Jun. 5, 2023

Some Hope for Growers as Rain Falls in Andalusia

For many producers in southern Spain, too little rain has fallen too late, with expectations of another poor harvest looming. Still, the rain lifted expectations.

Apr. 21, 2023

Undeterred by Drought, Producers Across Spain Achieve Award-Winning Quality

Olive oil production in Spain dropped sharply in the 2022/23 crop year. Still, producers managed to obtain outstanding results.

Apr. 17, 2023

For Award-Winning Producer Aires de Jaén, Sustainability Is Key to Quality

The producers behind Aires De Jaén say winning two Gold Awards at the 2023 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition validates their efforts to create a circular economy.

Mar. 14, 2023

Andalusian Ag Minister Pushes for A More Resilient Olive Oil Sector

Carmen Crespo has big plans to support the region’s economic engine.

Feb. 21, 2023

Andalusia Authorities Release Data on 2021/22 Season

New data shows a higher than average olive oil yield in Andalusia, with significant growth in olive farmland and a return to normal in olive oil consumption.

Sep. 13, 2022

Harvest Outlook Worsens in Spain

Rain is in the forecast for this week, but producers are still expecting what could be the third-lowest yield since records began.

Aug. 26, 2022

Growers and Producers in Jaén Could Lose €1B Due to Poor Harvest

Officials are calling on the government to cut taxes on fuel and other production inputs and lift some water restrictions for rainfed groves.

Aug. 16, 2022

Olive Grove Expansion Threatens Endangered Bird Species in Spain

The expansion of olive groves in Andalusia is reducing the habitat of the endangered Eurasian great bustard and little bustard.

Aug. 10, 2022

Rising Olive Oil Exports Fuel Trade Surplus in Andalusia

High prices at origin and shortages of sunflower oil have led to increasing olive oil exports by value around Europe and the world.

Aug. 1, 2022

Climate Change Taking a Toll on Andalusian Olive Oil Production

Experts said farmers and producers must invest in modern irrigation infrastructure and prevent soil degradation to mitigate the impacts of climate change on Spanish producers.

Jul. 13, 2022

Agricultural Incomes Rise in Andalusia, Boosted by Resurgent Olive Oil Sector

Andalusian agricultural income exceeded €10 billion for the first time, spurred on by a 77-percent increase in the value of its olive oil production.

Jun. 15, 2022

Researchers Identify Compounds to Stem the Spread of Verticillium Wilt

In a controlled experiment, researchers from the University of Córdoba reduced the development of the disease by 70 percent.

Jun. 9, 2022

Spanish Producers Achieve Record Success at World Competition

Producers from across the country overcame drought and extreme weather events to earn a record-high 128 awards at the World Competition.