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Jan. 21, 2020

'Extraordinary Plan' to Revitalize Olive Trees in Puglia

The Italian Confederation of Agriculture has announced a funding plan to address the ongoing Xylella fastidiosa crisis in Puglia.

Jan. 15, 2020

Where the World's Olives Live Side by Side

From a distance, this olive grove on the outskirts of Córdoba looks just like any other field. But it is home for more than 1,000 olive cultivars from 29 countries, from Iran to the Americas, passing through all of the Mediterranean Basin.

Nov. 5, 2019

Organic Olive Groves Flourish in Spain

In 2018, the surface area of organic olive groves increased by three percent in Spain. A country-wide push toward sustainability and better profit margins on organic oils are among the contributing factors.

Oct. 17, 2019

The World's Commercial Olive Groves Are Shrinking

The shift to super-intensive cultivation, low prices for olives and olive oil, and the surplus on the international market were identified as factors that led to the reversal of a decades-long trend.

Sep. 5, 2019

Bonsai Masters: The Art of Olive Bonsai

In South Africa, members of a local bonsai society are taking the ancient Japanese art form and applying it to some of the country's native miniature olive trees.

Aug. 19, 2019

Maltese up in Arms Over Removal of Trees to Make Way for New Roads

Times of Malta reported that they had received dozens of complaints over olive trees being aggressively pruned with a chainsaw along the Santa Luċija jogging track, fueling fears they were facing the chop.

Apr. 15, 2019

Lavandin Introduced in Spanish Olive Groves to Prevent Erosion

Lavandin is the most recent crop being planted in Andalusia to help prevent erosion, promote biodiversity and provide farmers with supplemental income.

Apr. 3, 2019

Organic Olive Cultivation Increasing Worldwide

The organic land area used for olive cultivation across the world has almost tripled since 2004.

Apr. 2, 2019

Recovery of Traditional Olive Groves Stimulates French Oliviculture

French olive growers are working on recovering traditional olive groves as a means to strengthen the sector.

Feb. 28, 2019

University Receives Donation of Ancient Olive Varieties

The seedlings, which were recently donated by Banco Santander, will be studied before given new life when they are planted at the Rabanales University campus.

Feb. 18, 2019

Iran’s Olive Oil Sector Growing Despite Setbacks

Iran had a record-breaking year in terms of its olive oil production. However, poor government planning and corruption are thwarting the sector’s full potential.

Feb. 12, 2019

Olive Growing Seminar Returns to UC Davis

About 75 professional and aspiring olive farmers will gather at the Silverado Vineyards Sensory Theater in Davis, California for an olive growing master class hosted by the Olive Center and instructed by several experts.

Jan. 29, 2019

Olive Farming Around the 'Navel of the World'

After years of decline and neglect, olive farming and oil production are making a comeback in the historic Greek region.

Mar. 1, 2018

Monumental Trees of Cyprus Represent Attempt to Create Elite Cultivar

Researchers speculate that early olive growers had grafted native centennial trees with others imported from Greece and Lebanon to selectively breed for desirable traits.

Nov. 28, 2017

Making Olive Oil in Sun-Drenched Hot Spot

While Mykonos, Santorini, and the other small islands of the Cyclades in the Aegean Sea are famous to vacationers, they also make olive oil the locals are proud of.

Sep. 28, 2017

At Hacienda Guzman, Promoting Olive Culture by Celebrating its Diversity

Juan Ramón Guillén began bringing back saplings of different varieties of olive trees from his travels. Now, his 'Olivotheque' is among the largest collections of olive cultivars in the world.

Sep. 7, 2017

Can Olive Trees Protect From Forest Fires?

After forest fires raged this summer across the Mediterranean, authorities are looking to olive groves and vineyards as fire-resistant alternatives.

Aug. 10, 2017

Sustainable Management of Olive Groves Can Tackle Effects of Climate Change

A leading expert in fruit tree physiology, Cristos Xiloyannis, has been committed to developing sustainable olive growing techniques.

Jul. 5, 2017

Heat Wave Challenges Italian Olive Growers

A heat wave in Italy has caused concern among olive farmers. We asked some experts how to face this current challenge.

Jul. 5, 2017

An Olive Tree Takes Center Stage in L.A. Boutique

Dan Brunn Architecture unveils the new flagship RTA boutique, where an olive tree garden by landscape artist Hitoshi Kitajima takes center stage.

Jun. 29, 2017

Nature Reserve Forced to Start Over After Olive Grove Destroyed by Vandals

Ray Vella was making his rounds through the nature reserve where he worked when he made a tragic discovery about the woodland's olive grove. Some time over the weekend vandals had destroyed the trees.

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