14 Aug

Californian table olive growers get record prices as acreage shrinks

By Ching Lee, California olive growers are expecting excellent prices for this year’s crop, which is projected to be 112,000 tons, up considerably from last year’s 16,800 tons. After a disastrous crop in 2006, California table olive growers are poised to receive some of the highest prices ever for their fruit this year, but many […]

01 Jul

Olives – Helping to Combat Pollution…

We all know that olives and the oil they produce is healthy. But did you know that the humble olive is now helping to combat pollution in industrial sewage water? It’s true, and Water – Air Quality / Agriculture News had this to say yesterday: A study carried out by Dr. German Tenorio Rivas, a […]

25 May

Big Hunter olive crop predicted

It has been a bumper year for Hunter’s olive industry, which is expected to produce a record crop. The Upper and Lower Hunter now has more than 200,000 olive trees producing table fruit and oil. This year’s harvest will finish next week and vice-president of the Hunter Olive Association, Mike Wilson, says yields are likely […]