olive farming

Oct. 27, 2020

Italian Farmers Want Something Done About Wild Boars

With the number of wild boars in Italy doubling in the last ten years to 2 million, farmers' groups are calling again for a comprehensive plan to deal with an old and growing problem.

Sep. 21, 2020

Climate Change Transforming Europe's Agriculture, Report Finds

Crops like apricots and nectarines typical in the south are beginning to appear in northern regions, while in Mediterranean regions, tropical weather is hitting vineyards and olive groves.

Aug. 10, 2020

Seeing the Olive Tree as a Living Being

Beware the mistakes in growing strategies when the olive tree is treated as a machine.

Jun. 16, 2020

Abandoned Farm Auctions Attract a New Generation of Italian Farmers

A program that provides incentives to establish new businesses in abandoned Italian farmlands has enticed young agricultural entrepreneurs.

Jun. 5, 2020

Unusual Spring Heat Brings Early Problems for Greek Farms

A heatwave during the critical flowering stage was enough to raise concerns among growers for their expected yields.

May. 11, 2020

Sales Slump, Drought, Hit Already Struggling Sicilian Farmers

Sicilian farmers struggle with drought and a severe sales slump as consumers move to cheaper, imported oil blends, leaving premium local EVOOs on grocery shelves.

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.

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.

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.

Nov. 27, 2017

French Farmers Get Outside Help to 'Professionalize' EVOO Production

After an improved yet unexceptional olive harvest in France, olive growers are turning to a Spanish company for help.

Oct. 5, 2016

Award-Winning Olive Oil Producer Thinks Weed Control Is for the Birds

A young Spanish olive oil producer has decided to try using geese as weeders in his family´s olive groves. By doing so he not only hopes to keep down undergrowth, he also strives to promote the survival of an endangered Spanish goose.

Mar. 15, 2016

In Liguria, Olive Oil from a Golf Course

Ligurian producer Franco Boeri Roi makes a Taggiasca olive oil from the trees growing in a golf club in Sanremo.

Mar. 9, 2016

Olive Farming Seen as a Promising Alternative to Ailing Citrus Industry in Florida

As citrus greening disease shows no sign of abating, some Florida farmers venture into growing olives on fields that have only known oranges.

Feb. 1, 2016

Wastelands for Olive Farming in Punjab

The Punjab Government in Pakistan plans to use the naturally well-drained soil and climatic conditions of Punjab wastelands to promote olive farming.

Aug. 31, 2015

Restoring the Dignity of Mafia Lands

One group is farming lands once the domain of organized crime to produce organic olive oil dedicated to the young victims of a car bomb meant for a judge.

Aug. 12, 2015

Texas Olive Growers Stake Their Claim

The Longhorn state has a long way to go to overcome California as America’s top dog in the olive and olive oil trade, but Texan farmers are planning to get there one step at a time.

Jan. 19, 2015

Olives Reach New Heights in Valtellina

One of the consequences of rising temperatures is that it's now possible to cultivate olive trees where it was previously unthinkable.

Nov. 17, 2014

New App Helps Farmers Manage Daily Harvest Data

An app can help farm workers managing the daily process of the olive harvest.

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