Super High Density olive farming (SHD)

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.

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.
Special Report

Revolution in Extremadura’s Olive Sector Increases Its Economic Importance

Extremadura’s sector is undergoing an important transformation with the expansion of intensive olive crops.

Proper Application of Fertilizers May Lead to More Consistent Olive Harvests

A study finds that periodic fertilization with nitrogen, phosphate and potassium decreases the alternate bearing pattern of olive trees.
Olive Oil Times Special

Olivapedia: Intensive Groves

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

New California Conference to Discuss Marketing Order, High-​Density Farming

A conference in Dixon, California, will present a proposed olive oil marketing order and offer practical, information for growers and processors.
Special Report

Reactions Underscore ‘Super Premium’s’ Long Road Ahead

Articles published on the same day in two major American newspapers put olive oil in the spotlight again. Readers' comments in the Washington Post offered a glimpse at some American reactions to Association 3E's super-premium initiative.

California Agriculture Magazine’s Spotlight on Olive Oil

Sparked by huge changes in the California olive industry in recent years, California Agriculture magazine devoted an issue to olive oil production and quality factors.