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Nov. 14, 2014

One California Olive Farmer Calls it Quits

Randy Childress managed 184 acres of olive trees more than 100 years old. Today he's looking for a job.

Oct. 27, 2014

Umbrian Farmers Find Little to Celebrate

Umbrian farmers are in no mood to celebrate this year's dismal harvest. Many will simply leave the olives to rot on their trees.

Oct. 13, 2014

Groups Work to Improve Viability of Table Olives in Andalusia

Agricultural organizations and Spain's Ministry of Agriculture are working to create a working plan to improve the struggling sector.

Jul. 25, 2014

Turkish Growers Criticize Bill to Allow Energy Plants on Olive Groves

Critics say a proposed bill to boost energy and mining projects would be detrimental to Turkey's growing olive and olive oil sector.

Jul. 25, 2014

New Strain of Plant Germ Killing Ancient Olive Trees in Italy

A new strain of lethal plant germ Xylella fastidiosa combined with fungi and an insect are blamed for the disease destroying century-old olive groves in Italy.

May. 7, 2014

Lima's Historic Olive Grove Park

Parque el Olivar is an oasis in the city of Lima, and the perfect place to laze away an afternoon.

Mar. 29, 2014

Expert Says Eradication of New Olive Tree Disease in Europe Unlikely

Will Italy be able to eradicate the disease which has already devastated 8,000 ha of olive groves in Lecce? And what is the risk of the plant pathogen spreading elsewhere in Europe?

Feb. 17, 2014

Europe Acts to Stop Spread of Olive Tree Killer

The European Union has banned the movement of some plants out of the Lecce, in Italy’s Apulia region, to help prevent the spread of the devastating disease which has already infected hundreds of olive trees there.

Dec. 28, 2013

An Olive Grove in Malta

Sure, the small Mediterranean country is a perfect holiday destination, but Malta also has olive trees that are attracting attention.

Dec. 3, 2013

Europe Puzzled by Olive Tree Epidemic

Scientists are trying to determine how to prevent the spread of the devastating disease killing olive trees in southern Italy.

Sep. 9, 2013

Research Institute in Chania Emerges as Greek Olive Sector Leader

The Institute for Olive Tree and Subtropical Plants has become a leader in research and education for the olive oil sector in Greece.

Aug. 27, 2013

Spain Considers Trial Release of Genetically-Modified Olive Flies

Genetically-modified olive flies will be released in a Catalan olive grove if a field trial is approved in Spain.

May. 3, 2013

Spain Wins Again at Second 'Extrascape' Competition

The small village of San Martino hosted the second edition of Extrascape, a competition for the best olive oil and landscape.

Mar. 7, 2013

Olive Tree Transcriptome Mapping Key to Industry Efficiency

Researchers have mapped the transcriptome of the olive tree, a step that is hoped to improve efficiency and reduce cost of olive breeding.

Feb. 19, 2013

Olivapedia: Intensive Groves

Intensive and super-intensive olive groves are different to the so-called traditional plantations because of their high plantation density.

Feb. 13, 2013

Origins of Domesticated Olive Tree Revealed

A new study pinpoints the transition from the wild olive trees to their cultivated descendants in time and space.

Feb. 10, 2013

Genetics May Prove Valuable for Greek Olive Oil Producers

While the olive oil industry in Greece is shaky, it is time for pioneering thinking and concerted efforts.

Jan. 16, 2013

Casas de Hualdo: The Most Beautiful Olive Grove in the World

Observed from any of the hills surrounding the mill, Case de Hualdo looks like the illustration of a very lovely picture postcard.

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