irrigation

Jan. 27, 2020

Australian Producers Making Do Despite Bush Fires, Record Drought

In spite of a record drought and devastating bush fires, some large Australian producers are expecting close to an average production and high-quality oils in 2020.

Dec. 12, 2018

Production Dips in Portugal, but Not for Long

The completion of a $6-billion dam in the south of the country could hold the key to sustaining Portugal's dramatic increase in olive oil production, but it does not come without its critics and controversies.

Jul. 18, 2018

In Western Argentina, Rising Energy Costs Worry Some Olive Growers

As Argentina's energy minister deregulates the sector and electricity costs shoot up, olive farmers are feeling the effects.

Mar. 5, 2018

Will the 'Beast From the East' Affect Olive Groves?

As Europe was struck by an intense cold wave originating in Siberia, concerns arose among farmers.

Feb. 8, 2018

Cape Town on Verge of Running Out of Water

Residents have been restricted to 50 liters of water a day before city taps are projected to be turned off in April.

Jan. 10, 2018

Proper Application of Fertilizers May Lead to More Consistent Olive Harvests

A study finds that periodic fertilization with nitrogen, phosphate and potassium decreases the alternate bearing pattern of olive trees.

Feb. 29, 2016

Irrigating with Wastewater Found Not to Affect EVOO Quality

A study finds that irrigating olive trees with treated wastewater could be an effective way of preserving resources without affecting quality.

Feb. 18, 2016

How Terroir Affects EVOO Quality in Chile

A recent study found that the geographical location had a greater influence on the concentration of sensory compounds in extra virgin olive oil than cultivars.

Apr. 20, 2015

'Diffuser' System Irrigates Tunisian Olive Trees from the Bottom Up

An innovative water-saving irrigation system developed in Tunisia is providing a viable solution to drought situations experienced by olive producers.

Apr. 3, 2012

Less Watering Improves Olive Oil Quality, Study Finds

Research conducted at Spain's Universidad de Extremadura (UEx) indicates that less irrigation results in better olive oil quality and increased health benefits.

Jan. 28, 2012

A Call for Smarter Irrigation

Experts say olive growers need to accept “that the path to better crop productivity and, ultimately, agricultural sustainability, lies in more efficient irrigation management.”

Nov. 17, 2011

After Drought, Downpours Wash Away Catalonian Harvest

Drought reduced the potential olive harvest before widespread rain washed much of it to the ground - causing the loss of up to 70 percent of production.