olive harvest

Nov. 15, 2023

A Hobby Grower’s Guide to the Olive Harvest

Harvesting olives at the right moment of maturity and bringing them to the mill within 24 hours are a few tips hobby growers can follow to yield extra virgin olive oil.

Oct. 16, 2023

Olive Trees on Public Land Provide Bountiful Harvest for Italian Locals

A growing number of local authorities encourage local citizens and schools to harvest abandoned olive trees on public lands.

Oct. 11, 2023

Olive Farmers Find Creative Ways to Beat Labor Shortages as Harvest Begins

A teacher in Italy allows students to miss class to help with the harvest. A Croatian man's one-year prison sentence was delayed to let him harvest the family grove.

May. 23, 2023

Backyard Growers Create Prize-Winning Olive Oil in Australia

Two Australian organizations are working to prevent olives growing in Melbourne from going to waste by milling combined batches and returning the oil to the community.

Jan. 5, 2023

In Jaén, New Agreement Raises Salary for Olive Workers

Olive companies and unions sign a new agreement, which provides a 3.25 percent salary raise for the 2022/2023 season and additional increases over the next four years.

Dec. 14, 2022

NYIOOC Winner Awarded for Olio Nuovo in Dalmatia

Denis Plastić reflects on a challenging harvest even as his Olio Nuovo is lauded at a local competition.

Mar. 5, 2015

Andalucia Journal: Life Among the Groves

While the processes used to harvest and cultivate olives for oil have changed a little over the years, the culture of olive oil production here hasn't.

Mar. 3, 2015

Corsican Oils are 'Tree Harvested' or 'Old Style'

Corsican olive oil producers announced that their products will be labeled depending on whether the olives were picked or dropped to the ground.

Dec. 15, 2014

After the Olive Fruit Fly and Bacterial Blight, the Dreaded Starling

There is little relief in this "Black Year" for Italian olive oil with challenges seeming to come from every direction.

Nov. 5, 2014

Ayvalık Hosts 10th International Olive Harvest Days

The picturesque coastal town was the stage for the 10th annual Ayvalık Harvest Days this weekend.

Nov. 4, 2014

A Palestinian Man's Long-Awaited Olive Harvest

Harvesting has been dangerously difficult or impossible for many farmers as a result of Israeli military control and opposing settlers.

Nov. 3, 2014

A Harvest to Forget

This part of central Italy is famous for its quality oil grown on stony hillsides, but this year the olive fly has caused havoc in Umbria.

Oct. 30, 2014

Umbrian Leaders Seek Action for 'Huge Damages' to Region's Growers

Umbria's olive oil production will suffer a dramatic loss, that in some areas could reach 80 percent.


May. 16, 2012

Olive Tree Biomass a Promising Fossil Fuel Alternative

Research carried out by the University of Jaén has highlighted the great promise of olive tree biomass in the generation of ethanol as a bio-fuel.

Apr. 23, 2012

Record Olive Harvest in Baena

Despite budget cuts and the current poor financial climate, Spanish olive oil production in the Baena region of Córdoba has reached record-breaking levels with its last harvest.

Mar. 21, 2012

Drought Dooms Run of Bumper Havests in Spain

Spain’s next olive harvest could be down 50 percent due to the current drought, agricultural union ASAJA warned today.

Dec. 15, 2011

Commercial Olive Cultivation Begins in India

India's western state of Rajasthan is all set to begin the commerical cultivation of olive. Large farmers in the state have shown keen inclination towards olive cultivation.

Dec. 6, 2011

Pakistan Promotes Olive Cultivation in Punjab

The government of Pakistan is promoting the cultivation of olives in selected areas of Punjab, which are suited for olive farming. A comprehensive plan for olive production has been prepared.

Oct. 11, 2011

Jaén Hoping for Rain as Olive Harvest Looms

It's autumn in Jaén, the center of world olive oil production, but unrelenting heat and four months without rain has fueled talk of a 30 percent fall in its olive harvest this year.

Oct. 11, 2011

September Heat Means Early Harvest, Less Olive Oil in Italy

While it is estimated that the high temperatures -- the second highest on record since 1800 -- will reduce olive oil production by about 10 percent, the quality of the oil is supposed to be good.

Sep. 29, 2011

Girolio d’Italia at the Starting Line

Get ready for a two-month journey across Italy to discover the country’s different tastes and cultivars with the newly pressed extra virgin olive oil.