01 Sep

Australia:Qld triples olive leaf extract exports to Korea

A Queensland company has found global success exporting unique olive leaf products to Korea’s burgeoning natural medicine and equine industries. Coominya-based company Olive Leaf Australia has tripled its already significant health supplement exports to Korea in the last 12 months. The company’s Olive Leaf Extract is predominantly for use by natural medicine practitioners and their […]

19 Aug

Australian Olive growers suffer bug setback

Olive growers say crop losses from an infestation of olive lace bugs and fungal disease are worse than first thought, with yields down by about 50 per cent. The Hunter Olive Association‘s vice-president, Mike Wilson, says about 450 tonnes of olives were processed for oil this year, down from 880 tonnes in 2007. There was […]

08 Aug

Australia: Here’s the good oil on olives

By Mark Logan, The Mediterranean diet, which includes copious amounts of olive oil, is well known for its health benefits but that is not why retired physician John Milla, and his wife Lorraine, took to planting olive trees at Abilene Grove 13 years ago. An avid tree planter, Mr Milla was initially interested in the […]

07 Aug

Australian Olive growers move to lift quality

By Phil Thomson, (from release) The Australian Olive Association (AOA) has signed off on an industry code of practice to promote quality, authenticity and confidence in the Australian olive industry. The code aims to provide security and confidence to consumers and investors in Australia and overseas by providing certification that Australian olive products meet high […]

23 Jun

the only olive harvester in the market that actually puts the olives in a bin

By Chloe Warburton, Harvest time usually conjures up images of workers picking olives over the space of a long day, but technology has created a new and quick way to bring the crops in. Max Boyle, owner and manager of Oil Hydraulics in Shepparton, has hit the jackpot with his OCCA Olive Harvester, a machine […]