Archive for the 'Geographic' Category

11 Jun

McEvoy Ranch in northern Marin unveils windmill

By Rob Rogers, Photo Frankie Frost, Publishing heiress Nan McEvoy hopes a once-controversial 98-foot-tall windmill on her northern Marin ranch will become an inspiration for farmers and others interested in leaving fossil fuels behind. “I know there is nothing my mother is prouder of,” said Nion McEvoy, who spoke on his mother’s behalf during a […]

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

UC Davis Olive Oil Conference Welcomes Public and Culinary Professionals

Cooking enthusiasts and olive oil aficionados are invited to join food professionals from around the world June 21-23 at UC Davis for an international conference exploring the best production practices, sensory qualities and culinary possibilities for the highest quality extra virgin olive oil. “Beyond Extra Virgin,” the largest conference on olive-oil excellence ever held in […]

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 […]