olive farming

Oct. 22, 2018

Canada's First Olive Farm Weathers Difficult Winter

A year after their first successful harvest made headlines, Sheri and George Braun were left unable to fill any of their orders. Still, the couple said the project’s uncertainty is part of what makes it worth doing.

Oct. 19, 2018

As Citrus Struggles, Some Olive Growers Take Root in Florida

Olives are not new to the Sunshine State, but their economic viability is coming into the spotlight as citrus struggles.

Oct. 16, 2018

Study in Spain Confirms Olive Tree as Strategic Crop to Recover Biodiversity

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.

Aug. 29, 2018

Project Uses Drones to Scan the Needs of Every Tree

Tecnolivo pursues the modernization of oliviculture with the creation of a pioneering technological instrument based on precision agriculture.

May. 8, 2018

UC Davis Introduces Growing, Milling and Branding Master Class

The UC Davis Olive Center is introducing a new class on olive growing, milling, and branding in June, bringing expert instructors together for a two-day immersion through classroom and field instruction.

Mar. 26, 2018

Organic Farming, High Quality Often Hand In Hand

Farms like Antica Quercia Verde, among the best organic brands of the year, are contributing to Italy's leadership in the sector.

Jun. 29, 2017

6th 'Extrascape' Recognizes Outstanding Olive Oil Landscapes

The 6th edition of the competition for the best extra virgin olive oil landscapes, Extrascape 2017, concluded a two-day event that included several speeches by experts in the field.

Jun. 19, 2017

Beetle Could Pose New Threat to Olive Trees

Researchers have discovered that olive trees are the only non-ash species of tree vulnerable to attack from the invasive Emerald Ash Borer beetle with potentially devastating consequences.

May. 11, 2017

Extra Virgin Territories You Might Not Know

Some lesser-known regions give life to high-quality extra virgin olive oils with unexpected characteristics.

Mar. 28, 2017

Start Up's Technology Helps Olive Farmers Cut Costs, Increase Production

The founders of Elaisian say their technology reduced the costs of fertilizers, agronomic consultancy fees, and labor by 50 percent in tests.

Feb. 14, 2017

South African Olive Farmers Feel the Heat as Wildfires Take Their Toll

South Africa's olive industry is set to take a blow from recent wildfires that have plagued the Western Cape region, an area home to most of the country's olive farms.

Jan. 31, 2017

What Recent Rains Mean for California Farmers

After years of drought, rain has once again returned to California. While many are celebrating, others are dealing with negative consequences including flooding and delayed harvests.

Jan. 24, 2017

Could Drones Be the Next Big Thing for the Australian Olive Industry?

With legislation making drone ownership easier and more affordable, many farmers are could find a more effective means of crop monitoring and maintenance.

Sep. 2, 2014

Rock Star Invites Tourists to Help With Olive Harvest

Sting invites tourists to his 900-acre estate and try their hand at harvesting the olives that produce the rock star's own line of extra virgin olive oil.

Jun. 9, 2014

Soil May Have Most Impact on Certain Olive Oil Phytosterol Levels

A new study shows that soil quality may impact steryl glucoside levels in olive oils more than olive cultivar or farming methods.

Mar. 29, 2014

Worldwide Study of Olive Oil Growers’ Production Costs

The true cost of producing olives for olive oil is under investigation by an IOC-appointed committee due to report by May.

Mar. 11, 2014

New Olive Variety Launched by Agromillora

A new olive tree, Oliana, is said to offer higher yield per hectare than Arbequina and Arbosana, the varieties it was bred from.

Dec. 28, 2013

An Olive Grove in Malta

Sure, the small Mediterranean country is a perfect holiday destination, but Malta also has olive trees that are attracting attention.

Apr. 22, 2013

Climate Change Effects on Vines Should Alarm Olive Oil Producers

A study predicts that the climate change will totally change the global map of wine making, and where wine goes, olives follow.

Mar. 7, 2013

Olive Tree Transcriptome Mapping Key to Industry Efficiency

Researchers have mapped the transcriptome of the olive tree, a step that is hoped to improve efficiency and reduce cost of olive breeding.

Dec. 31, 2012

Pakistan to Plant 4 Million Olive Trees

Pakistan has announced plans to plant four million olive saplings in the country’s northwest province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

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