Archive for the 'Olive Tree' Category

13 Jul

Olive water study in Australia

A rural Industries Research Development Corporation study has shown that olive growers can reduce their irrigation without sacrificing yield. The study also suggests the characteristics of the olives are not affected by reducing water volumes. The study, Olive Crop Management for Optimal Sensory and Chemical Quality Project, was carried out over four years at a […]

27 Jun

Discover the Amazing Benefits of the Olive Leaf

By Sheryl Walters, Our bodies and immune systems are constantly fighting off foreign things such as pollution, bacteria and viruses. Stress from our fast paced lives is a leading cause of the further weakening of our body’s ability to combat illnesses. Using drug substances, that act as an antibiotic, can actually weaken our immune systems […]

19 Jun

Timbercorp : High costs dampen almond, olive takeovers

The administrator for failed agribusiness giant Timbercorp has been given approval by the Victorian Supreme Court to apply to wind up the company’s olive and almond schemes. KordaMentha wants to end the schemes to make it easier to sell the 13 almond projects and 11 olive groves in northern Victoria. Spokesman Michael Smith says a […]

19 Jun

Australian Olive growers face low yields

By Kim Woods, Harvest, which began in mid-April, is wrapping up after severe frosts last week. Wagga Wagga, in NSW, is home to about 55,000 trees owned by investment companies and small growers. The Riverina Olive Growers Association has 45 active members picking fruit from up to 30,000 trees. Association secretary Vici Murdoch said unseasonal […]

17 Jun

Olive growers’ crops looking sparse

By Julie R. Johnson, Officials are scratching their heads as to why this year’s olive crop is the pits. “The crop looked really good early on,” said Doug Compton, assistant commissioner of the Tehama County Agriculture Department. “But then we began hearing reports of poor fruit set from olive growers.” Across the state, Tehama County […]