high density olive farming (SHD)

Jul. 13, 2020

Portugal Bans Nocturnal Olive Harvesting Practice for Upcoming Season

While conservationists have hailed the move as a step in the right direction, many of them have urged the country's ministry fo agriculture to make the ban permanent.

Feb. 21, 2020

Climate Change Is Transforming How Plants and Soil Interact

Changes in temperature and precipitation patterns can fundamentally transform microorganism communities in the soil. This, in turn, impacts plant growth and, potentially, crop productivity.

Feb. 7, 2020

Italy's Olive Oil Competitiveness Hindered by Aging Groves

With higher costs and lower yields than modern olive oil farms, quality alone may not be enough to protect Italy's smaller producers in a fast-changing international market.

Jan. 2, 2020

Portugal May Be the Third-largest Olive Oil Producer by 2030

Investments in high-density groves and modern mills are driving Portugal's rise among olive oil producers.

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.

Jan. 26, 2011

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.

Dec. 31, 2010

Boundary Bend, Australia’s Innovative Olive Oil Leader

Australian olive oil pioneer Boundary Bend is hell-bent on higher yields, efficient processes, and making great extra virgin olive oil at a competitive price.

Nov. 23, 2010

California Survey Confirms Olive Oil Boom

"We estimated 1.1 million gallons, but it gave people the opportunity to do a comparison to a country very well known as a producer, which is thrilling.” Patricia Darragh

Nov. 1, 2010

Vossen: California Olive Oil Production Will Set New Record

California experts agree the current harvest is remarkable, not only for its growth, but for the high quality of the olive oil anticipated from large and small producers.

Oct. 27, 2010

Olisur's Alfonso Swett: Chile will be a "Major Olive Oil Player"

In only its fifth year Olisur produced 1.8 million liters of olive oil on its Chilean estate, mostly for North Americans. "We must produce for other countries, and they request sustainability."