olive farming

Jun. 27, 2022

Award Winners in Greece Discuss a Feverish Season Before a Bountiful Harvest

The 2021/22 crop year required a swift harvest and milling due to unusually high temperatures. The coming crop year is shaping up to be better.

Jun. 27, 2022

Award-Winning Producer Hopes to Promote Olive Oil from The Peachtree State

Torrential rain and a congested milling schedule could not dampen Sharon Flanagan’s spirits as the former executive turned farmer struck Gold at the 2022 NYIOOC.

Jun. 22, 2022

Experience, Knowledge Drive Success of Award-Winning Producer in Japan

The Nippon Olive Company earned two Gold Awards at the 2022 NYIOOC, attributing the success to seven decades of experience and the Mediterranean climate.

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Jun. 15, 2022

Researchers Identify Compounds to Stem the Spread of Verticillium Wilt

In a controlled experiment, researchers from the University of Córdoba reduced the development of the disease by 70 percent.

Jun. 8, 2022

Croatian Tech Company Produces Award-Winning EVOO for Gifting

Infobip, the first Croatian startup to be valued at $1 billion, produces its own olive oil to give to clients and employees.

Jun. 2, 2022

U.N. Developing Olive Groves and Mills in Drought-Prone Areas of Iraq

The Middle Eastern country is also working to rejoin the International Olive Council, which would further develop the nascent sector.

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May. 20, 2022

After 10 Successful Years Farming, Mother-Daughter Team Pivots to Oleotourism

The producers behind the Groves on 41 have parlayed award-winning production into a tourism operation focused on sustainable farming and cooking with olive oil.

May. 18, 2022

Producers Anticipate Another Bumper Crop in Uruguay

Excellent weather and the widespread adaptation of agricultural best practices mean Uruguayan producers expect a bountiful harvest once again.

May. 16, 2022

Olive Farmers in Alentejo Seek Sustainable Certification Label

The new initiative is meant to promote sustainable farming and milling practices. Participating farmers hope the certification will add value.

May. 6, 2022

Court Orders Halt to Coal Mining Operation in Turkey’s Olive Groves

A government regulation would have allowed companies to remove olive groves obstructing access to coal mines. However, the stop is only temporary.

May. 4, 2022

Andalusia Sees Low Incidence of Olive Moth Infestation

The Andalusian regional government has reported olive moth infestation levels of approximately half those recorded in the same period of last year.

May. 4, 2022

Europe Inaugurates Climate Dashboard for Olive, Grape and Wheat Farmers

The new dashboard will provide short-term weather and long-term climate data to help farmers plant new groves, anticipate future challenges and prepare better for pests and diseases.

Apr. 28, 2022

Protecting Olive Trees on the Island of Pag With Dry Stone Walls

One olive farmer on the Croatian coastal island is revitalizing olive trees by building an environment to protect and nurture them.

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Mar. 7, 2022

Report: Climate Change Will Dramatically Reduce Tunisian Olive Oil Production

The National Observatory for Agriculture estimated that olive oil production may decrease by up to 70 percent if greenhouse gas emissions continue at their current rate.

Mar. 3, 2022

Climate Change Threatens Steep-Slope Agriculture

The culturally and historically important role of steep-slope agriculture, including traditional olive groves, is threatened by increasingly arid climates and desertification.

Mar. 2, 2022

Charities to Plant 25,000 Olive Trees in Palestine

The trees will be planted across the West Bank in an effort to replace some of those that were destroyed by conflict and help boost the state’s economy.

Feb. 28, 2022

In Pakistan, Efforts to Grow Olives in Underdeveloped Areas Begin to Bear Fruit

Under the Ten Billion Tree Tsunami Project, Pakistan is growing thousands of olive trees in its northwestern region, a former hotbed for terrorism after 9/11.

Feb. 23, 2022

Drought and Heat Cause Concern for Farmers Across Spain

Last January was the driest one in Spain since 1961, according to the national weather agency. Olive farmers worry about production losses as a result.

Feb. 17, 2022

Croatian Farmers Turn to Foliar Analysis to Improve Yields and Quality

By analyzing leaves, agronomists can determine which elements and compounds the olive tree may be missing or have in excess.

Feb. 11, 2022

Researchers Introduce Fertigation to Andalusian Olive Groves

The process has been hailed as a sustainable way for farmers to fertilize and irrigate their olive trees precisely and with recycled water.

Feb. 11, 2022

Pakistan Set to Become Olive Council Member

Pakistan and the International Olive Council are developing local and imported varieties while improving production infrastructures.

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