Archive for the 'Olive Tree' Category

10 Jun

$200,000 boost for Australian Olive Association

The Australian Olive Association (AOA) is celebrating a welcomed boost after the Federal Government confirmed a $200,000 grant, which will enable the AOA to develop a high-profile marketing campaign to promote Australian extra virgin olive oil and table olives. The funding, announced by Minister for Agriculture Tony Burke, is part of a $2 million wider […]

06 Jun

Viability of Timbercorp’s forests in doubt

The administrators of troubled agricultural projects manager Timbercorp say they have not yet determined if the company’s forestry projects are still viable, or insolvent like its olive and almonds projects. Timbercorp was placed in administration in April, with liabilities estimated at the time of $930 million. Mark Korda of administrator KordaMentha said on Thursday that […]

04 Jun

Scientists Use Olive Industry Waste to eliminate heavy metals from sewage

The waste obtained from olive during the oil extraction process can be used to eliminate heavy metals from sewage or waste waters of productive activities. Olive pits, pomace and remains (from olive tree pruning) present an outstanding capacity to retain the lead present in this water, which confirms their capacity as biosorbents for their application […]

25 May

For the love of olives in Texas

By Beverly Burmeier, Poor soil, high temperatures, and low water levels are all plentiful in central Texas. Not the usual growing conditions for a food crop, this combination just happens to be perfect for olive trees. So Jack Dougherty, former president of a computer company, bought a ranch near Wimberley and became the first person […]

16 May

Back to Business for Timbercorp Olives

By Sandra Godwin, The Boundary Bend olive harvest was under way this week after a halt caused by Timbercorp’s financial woes. After a three-day shutdown, workers at Timbercorp olive groves at Boort and Boundary Bend got back to the business of harvesting olives last week. The harvest ground to a halt earlier in the week […]