19 Jun

Australian Olive growers face low yields

By Kim Woods, Harvest, which began in mid-April, is wrapping up after severe frosts last week. Wagga Wagga, in NSW, is home to about 55,000 trees owned by investment companies and small growers. The Riverina Olive Growers Association has 45 active members picking fruit from up to 30,000 trees. Association secretary Vici Murdoch said unseasonal […]

25 May

For the love of olives in Texas

By Beverly Burmeier, Poor soil, high temperatures, and low water levels are all plentiful in central Texas. Not the usual growing conditions for a food crop, this combination just happens to be perfect for olive trees. So Jack Dougherty, former president of a computer company, bought a ranch near Wimberley and became the first person […]

21 May

Australian Olive industry says MIS collapses won’t hold it back

The Australian Olive Association says the demise of orchard managers Timbercorp and Great Southern does not spell the end of the olive industry. Managed investment schemes account for the majority of Australian olive production, and sparked the industry’s rapid growth over the past decade. The Olive Association’s Paul Miller says the industry is now big […]

16 May

Back to Business for Timbercorp Olives

By Sandra Godwin, The Boundary Bend olive harvest was under way this week after a halt caused by Timbercorp’s financial woes. After a three-day shutdown, workers at Timbercorp olive groves at Boort and Boundary Bend got back to the business of harvesting olives last week. The harvest ground to a halt earlier in the week […]

09 Apr

Pakistan: Italians keen to invest in olive oil production

Italian investors are keen to invest in olive oil production in Pakistan, said Italian Ambassador Vincenzo Prati while addressing the National Conference on “Olive oil Production in Pakistan: result and way forward” at Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) on Wednesday. He said there was a dire need to establish interaction between […]