Oct. 27, 2020
With the number of wild boars in Italy doubling in the last ten years to two million, farmers' groups are calling again for a comprehensive plan to deal with an old and growing problem.
Sep. 21, 2020
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.
Jun. 16, 2020
A program that provides incentives to establish new businesses in abandoned Italian farmlands has enticed young agricultural entrepreneurs.
Jun. 5, 2020
A heatwave during the critical flowering stage was enough to raise concerns among growers for their expected yields.
May. 11, 2020
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
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
Tecnolivo pursues the modernization of oliviculture with the creation of a pioneering technological instrument based on precision agriculture.
May. 8, 2018
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. 5, 2018
As Europe was struck by an intense cold wave originating in Siberia, concerns arose among farmers.
Jan. 10, 2018
A study finds that periodic fertilization with nitrogen, phosphate and potassium decreases the alternate bearing pattern of olive trees.
Nov. 27, 2017
After an improved yet unexceptional olive harvest in France, olive growers are turning to a Spanish company for help.
Oct. 5, 2016
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. 9, 2016
As citrus greening disease shows no sign of abating, some Florida farmers venture into growing olives on fields that have only known oranges.