Super High Density olive farming (SHD)

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.
Special Report

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.
Olive Oil Times Special

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.
Special Report

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.

2010 California Olive Oil Industry Survey Statistics

This report investigates three main aspects of the industry: production of olives by growers and producers; production of olive oil by mills; and propagation of new olive tree stock by nurseries.