Archive for the 'Ecology | Environment' Category

13 Jun

Olive oil inspires novel nanotechnology wastewater cleanup material

By Michael Berger, Olive oil is good for your health. Unfortunately, the production of olive oil is not. During the olive oil production process, olive oil mills produce a liquid waste called olive black water or olive-oil-mill wastewater (OMW). This waste water has significant polluting properties due to its high levels of chemical oxygen demand […]

03 Jun

Head Of IOOC Suggests Olive Cultivation In Southeast Turkey

The head of an international olive council recommended on Friday that Turkey should cultivate olive in the Southeastern Anatolia Project (GAP) region. GAP is a multi-sector and integrated regional development effort approached in the context of sustainable development covering nine provinces including Adiyaman, Batman, Diyarbakir, Gaziantep, Kilis, Mardin, Siirt, Sanliurfa and Sirnak in the basins […]

27 May

Bug takes heavy toll on Australian olive growers

A number of olive groves in the Lower Hunter have nothing to harvest this year because of widespread damage from the olive lace bug. Mike Wilson from the Hunter Olive Growers Association says the weather this year has been a major factor in the spread of the bug, which he estimates has destroyed at least […]

23 May

Inauguration by his Majesty the King of Morocco of an olive grove with Spanish technology

On April 3rd 2008, Its Majesty King Mohammed VI carried out the inauguration of a mechanized plantation of olive-trees (directed by GPS) of Spanish varieties (Arbequina and Arbossana) and Greek variety (Koroneiki) pertaining to the Company AGRO HEALTH and located in the Moroccan area of Beni-Mellal. This plantation was designed and led technically by the […]

21 May

A million olive trees to make Indian desert bloom for farmers

By Rhys Blakely, The desert of Rajasthan in the north of India is to be planted with a million olive trees grown in Israel in an effort to transform the landscape and the fortunes of its struggling farmers. The countries are finalising a three-year plan on agriculture that will introduce several crops associated with the […]