high density olive farming (SHD)

Sep. 14, 2021

Intensive Olive Farms Contribute to Desertification in Spain, Experts Warn

Researchers caution that one-fifth of Spain is at risk of desertification. Poor agricultural and land-use practices paired with historic mismanagement are largely to blame.

Jun. 19, 2021

Plans for New Super-High-Density Olive Groves Receive Funding in Tuscany

Two local banks are continuing to back ArteOlio’s bet that super-high-density olive groves will be profitable in Tuscany. Other companies are taking notice.

Apr. 29, 2021

Spanish Olive Growers Replacing Century-Old Trees With Young Ones

Intensive olive farming around the world has led Spanish olive growers to cut down ancient trees to remain competitive.

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Apr. 14, 2021

In Bid to Boost Exports, Algeria Plants Millions of Olive Trees

The initiative comes as the government announced it would help to stimulate olive oil exports.

Dec. 18, 2020

Modern Olive Growing Starting to Overtake Traditional Methods

While the majority of olive oil production still comes from traditional growers in the Mediterranean, newer farms are focusing on more efficient orchards and experiencing a steady growth in production.

Oct. 15, 2020

Bans on Night Harvesting Have Alleviated Threat to Migratory Birds

The head of conservation for BirdLife Europe applauded prohibitions on nighttime intensive olive harvesting in Spain and Portugal.

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.

Dec. 11, 2018

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.

Jan. 10, 2018

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.

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.

Jan. 10, 2012

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.

Oct. 19, 2011

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.

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.

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