olive farming

May. 30, 2023

Report Reveals Winners, Losers in Spanish Olive Oil Market

Bottlers enjoy the highest net profit margin, farmers and millers earn far less and distributors fare the worst in a new study.

May. 22, 2023

Bozelli Boss Highlights the Value of Skillful Blending

The Turkish producer and World Competition winner believes masterful extra virgin olive oil blends exceed the sum of their parts.

May. 16, 2023

Croatian Farmers Maintain Groves for Ailing Peers

The charitable work of the olive growers comes shortly after a local even raised money for a cancer hospital and those in need.

May. 8, 2023

AI Tool for Olive Farmers Will Improve Yields, Reduce Costs, Researchers Say

Citoliva, an Andalusia-based nonprofit, is developing an AI-based predictive model to determine the ideal moment while minimizing input costs.

Apr. 21, 2023

Master Miller in Istria Explains His Sustained Success at World Competition

Edi Druzetić says a state-of-the-art mill, quick harvest and carefully balanced blends are the secrets to Uljara Vodnjan’s success at the NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition.

Apr. 17, 2023

New Zealand Growers' Hopes Not Washed Away by Heavy Rains

Industry officials predict a second-consecutive production decline in New Zealand following an excessively wet summer.

Mar. 14, 2023

Andalusian Ag Minister Pushes for A More Resilient Olive Oil Sector

Carmen Crespo has big plans to support the region’s economic engine.

Feb. 20, 2023

New Olive Variety Will 'Revolutionize' High-Density Plantations, Company Claims

In partnership with the University of Córdoba, BALAM Agriculture said the Sultana variety is larger than other olives and ripens earlier in the season. Still, much is unknown.

Feb. 16, 2023

Award-Winning Producer Sees a Bright Future for South African Olive Oils

After swapping grape vines for olive groves 20 years ago, the producers behind Mardouw Olive Estate are bullish about the future of olive oil in South Africa.

Feb. 10, 2023

Project to Improve Sustainability of Algeria’s Olive Farms Bears Fruit

By improving harvesting and milling best practices, PASA seeks to improve the economic potential of olive oil production.

Feb. 9, 2023

Producers in Argentina Grapple with Inflation Ahead of 2023 Harvest

Signs of a promising harvest and high olive oil prices in Europe may temper challenges created by inflation and a dual currency in Argentina.

Feb. 9, 2023

Spanish Researchers Pioneer Olive Fertilization with Silicon

Researchers from the University of Córdoba have completed a study into the effectiveness of silicon fertilization to increase resistance to pests, drought and disease.

Feb. 7, 2023

Climate Change Leads Some Bordeaux Wine Producers to Plant Olives

Farmers in the western French department of Gironde have met with national production officials to discuss the future of olive oil production in the non-traditional area.

Sep. 27, 2022

Growers and Producers in Italy Anticipate a Challenging Harvest

Rising production costs combined with lower-than-expected yields in some parts of Italy will force many olive-related companies to make tough decisions.

Sep. 15, 2022

Agronomist Restores 400-Year-Old Olive Grove to Better Withstand Droughts in Croatia

Restoration of centuries-old trees is the first line of defense against drought, according to one young agronomist.

Sep. 14, 2022

How a Chilean Disrupter Shook Up the Country's Olive Sector

Chile’s leading olive oil producer came to fruition after a roadtrip through Spain. It is now leading the way in precision agriculture and sustainability.

Aug. 26, 2022

Croatian Olive Grower Innovates to Overcome Drought, Pests

From irrigating at night to covering developed fruit in kaolin clay, one Croatian producer is adapting to the country’s increasingly hot and dry summers.

Aug. 24, 2022

One Year After a Devastating Fire in Montenegro, Farmers Continue to Rebuild

While a court ruled that olive growers were entitled to some compensation, the emotional and cultural pains endure.

Aug. 18, 2022

Europe Confronts Worst Drought in 500 Years, Officials Say

Countries in southern and western Europe are bearing the bunt of the drought, with varying impacts on olive farmers and society writ large.

Aug. 2, 2022

The Bid to Boost Olive Oil Quality on Crete

The island’s olive oil sector is looking to implement modern cultivating methods and production practices to improve quality and add value.

Aug. 1, 2022

Climate Change Taking a Toll on Andalusian Olive Oil Production

Experts said farmers and producers must invest in modern irrigation infrastructure and prevent soil degradation to mitigate the impacts of climate change on Spanish producers.