Archive for the 'North America' Category

11 Oct

Mechanical olive harvesting advances described to Californian growers

By Dan Bryant, Mechanical harvesting research in California olives during the 2007 season documented greater efficiency with hedgerows over traditional trees, according to Louise Ferguson, University of California, Davis Extension specialist in pomology. Ferguson explained the 2007 trial results and plans for the 2008 harvest research during a Central California olive day at Exeter recently. […]

04 Oct

Lucero Olive Oil to expand in-house operations

By Geoff Johnson, Lucero Olive Oil does just about everything in-house, right down to the label designs. By the end of October, the company will be able to add milling to that list. Using the third Westfalia brand separator to be built in the United States, Lucero will be able to improve the quality of […]

04 Oct

California olive oil must meet global standards by law

Beginning Jan. 1, that bottle in the supermarket labeled “extra virgin olive oil” will need to meet international standards because of a new state law enacted by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger this week. California law has long protected consumers against unscrupulous dealers selling imitation or blended oils as olive oil. However, said state Sen. Patricia Wiggins, […]

30 Sep

Olive pest in Southern California

By Dan Bryant, Olive psyllid, a serious pest of olives in Mediterranean locales, has been identified on landscape olive trees in Southern California and may pose a threat to the state’s olive industry, according to a University of California, Riverside research entomologist. “Psyllids are some of the most fecund insects I have worked with,” he […]

22 Sep

Easily Retrieve Olives From Jars

North Vancouver giftware innovator Mum’s Creations has introduced a new Olive Dipper to its product line. The metal utensil is coiled to act as a small sieve for removing olives from jars. The dipper includes the signature design of a coiled handle topped with a glass bead. The beaded finish comes in a wide assortment […]