Dec. 4, 2023
Researchers found that Iberian ants naturally prey on olive moth larvae in olive groves without disrupting the rest of the ecosystem.
Oct. 31, 2023
Hedgerows improve water retention in the soil and create natural habitats for beneficial birds and other pest predators. Farmers said they add aesthetic value, too.
Oct. 17, 2023
Farmers are cultivating native plants to reverse the effects of climate change on beneficial insect and pollinator habitats.
Aug. 10, 2023
Understanding the genetic diversity of olive varieties will help farmers select the best cultivars for their climate and phytosanitary environment.
Jul. 5, 2023
Researchers in Italy argue that building more reservoirs is insufficient to combat the global water crisis; solutions must be found throughout the hydrological cycle.
Jun. 13, 2023
Eliminating habitats and prey and the increasing use of fertilizer, pesticides and herbicides have contributed to the dramatic decrease in Europe’s birdlife.
Oct. 31, 2022
The reforestation effort is meant to restore devastated landscapes, promote biodiversity and increase the area’s resistance to new pathogens.
Aug. 16, 2022
The expansion of olive groves in Andalusia is reducing the habitat of the endangered Eurasian great bustard and little bustard.
Jul. 18, 2022
Desertification in the world’s top olive oil-producing country is being fueled by the ongoing drought and poor land management practices.
Jul. 11, 2022
The Agrobiodiversity Index Report 2021 shows diversity is the key to MedDiet survival in a world increasingly dominated by monocultures and provides recommendations.
May. 4, 2022
Following research in Spain and Portugal, the LIFE Olivares Vivos project aims to reintroduce bats to olive groves, bringing more efficient pest control and soil fertilization.
Apr. 6, 2022
Scientists and farmers at the latest LIFE Resilience project workshop in Portugal discussed how nature and technology will shape the future of European olive growing.
Apr. 2, 2021
Olive farms following the Olivares Vivos program recorded a 30-percent increase in flora and fauna. The value of their EVOOs is expected to rise too.
Aug. 27, 2019
Recovered ancient olive cultivars seem to provide a good answer to today's challenges such as those posed by climate change, extreme temperatures and pests.
Apr. 15, 2019
Lavandin is the most recent crop being planted in Andalusia to help prevent erosion, promote biodiversity and provide farmers with supplemental income.
Oct. 16, 2018
Olive groves have lost a lot of their biodiversity, but according to new findings of a study in Andalusia, there still are opportunities for recovery.
Jul. 9, 2018
Olive groves at the award-winning farm Marina Palusci are managed in accordance with biodynamics, a much-debated but often successful method.
Dec. 7, 2017
José Eugenio Gutiérrez and his collaborators want to create a biodiversity certification for table olives and olive oils.
Oct. 9, 2017
COR is aiming to become one of the first large, permanent crop farmers to effectively pursue a regenerative agriculture approach, which entails slashing waste and reusing byproducts.