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Jan. 14, 2014

The Toll of Climate Change on California Olive Oil

Climate change has affected how, when, and where farmers in California plant their crops.

Dec. 3, 2013

Europe Puzzled by Olive Tree Epidemic

Scientists are trying to determine how to prevent the spread of the devastating disease killing olive trees in southern Italy.

Nov. 5, 2013

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.

Mar. 5, 2012

The Cost of Anthracnose

Calls are being made to combat the devastating olive disease anthracnose, which last season caused about €53 million ($71m) damage to the olive oil sector in Italy’s Puglia region alone.

Mar. 3, 2011

Confronting Soil Erosion in Andalusia

Members of the olive oil industry are meeting in Jaén today to discuss measures to prevent the erosion of an estimated 80 tons of soil per hectare each year.

Feb. 14, 2011

Queensland Growers Hardest Hit After Historic Floods, Cyclone

“Some of their trees literally floated away from their grove,” said AOA Queensland director Amanda Bailey after historic floods, and a cyclone, caused damage estimated to reach $3.5bn.

Jan. 31, 2011

Northeast Australia Still Reeling from Historic Floods

“We’ve had record frosts, record dry and record heat and now record flooding. Clearly there are going to be adverse affects. It’s not looking good.” Paul Miller, AOA

Jan. 13, 2011

Queensland Flood Destroys Bumper Harvest

Australia Olive Association regional director Amanda Bailey is trapped by flood waters on her hill-top property unable to assess so far the heavy losses sustained by area farms.