Archive for the 'Australia | NZ' Category

24 May

Scientists pit themselves against…

…the feral olive, a ‘horticultural time bomb’ By Graeme O’Neill THEY’RE tough, prolific breeders and not keen on making friends with the natives. Now two leading environmental scientists have called for stricter controls on olive orchards, describing them as a horticultural time bomb. They say orchards need to be netted to prevent birds spreading olive […]

24 May

Burgeoning olive industry in Victoria

When Ken and Joan Dugan decided to plant one of country Victoria’s first olive groves eight years ago, they hoped to produce one of Australia’s finest extra virgin olive oils. Now, their oil is sold in most Australian supermarkets, in major supermarkets in the United Kingdom, in Asia and the United States and has won […]

24 May

Future of Olive (Oil) in Australia

Olive farms must map future By NIGEL AUSTIN John Fennell inspects an olive tree. THE state’s more than 500 olive farmers have been urged to start seriously planning long-term to compete on the world market. Two reports on the future of olive growing showed the industry had significant potential but warned that growers needed to […]