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Umbrian Farmers Find Little to Celebrate

Umbrian farmers are in no mood to celebrate this year's dismal harvest. Many will simply leave the olives to rot on their trees.

Croatian Olive Growers Face a Disappointing Harvest

The olive harvest has started earlier than usual in the Croatian olive-growing regions of Istria and Dalmatia, bringing disappointing yields.
Special Report

Oxitec Still Pursuing Trial Release of GM Olive Flies in Spain

A British biotech firm hopes a field trial of its modified fly will still go ahead despite recently withdrawing its application.

Greek Olive Oil Production Down Fifty Percent

Weather and other natural conditions are being blamed for destroying crops during a critical point of the season.
Olive Oil Times Special

Spain Considers Trial Release of Genetically-Modified Olive Flies

Genetically-modified olive flies will be released in a Catalan olive grove if a field trial is approved in Spain.

Latest Data on Weak Spanish Harvest

Spain dribbled out less than 49,000 tons of olive oil in February, about a third of its production last year.
Special Report

Europe Debates Use of Modified Olive Fly

Spain’s crucial olive fly control program gets underway amid debate in wider Europe over whether to allow the use of genetically modified insects as pest control.

Warm Weather’s Ambiguous Effect on Olives

Warmer weather can serve as a natural pesticide for olive trees, but it will also cause a reduced olive oil production.