JAPAN HOSTS 4th SOL D’ORO SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE THE VERONAFIERE- SOL&AGRIFOOD COMPETITION ENSURES WORLDWIDE PROMOTION OF QUALITY CULTURE FOR EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL (EVOO)

Scheduled in Osaka 11-15 September 2017   Producers south of the Equator have until 6 September to send samples. Two different labels can be entered in the Extra Virgin Category, which is divided in turn into:   intense, medium and light fruit. The agreement between Veronafiere and Intex Osaka also envisages the presentation and guided a…

New Country of Origin Food Labelling Law – free webinar for businesses

At 6:30pm on Thursday 22 June AEST the ACCC, along with representatives from peak industry groups, will be streaming a free webinar on the new law. The webinar will focus on the practical issues for businesses complying with the new food labelling requirements before they become mandatory on 1 July 2018. The webinar will address…

Perth Royal Olives Show reintroduces Table Olives

Olives WA is excited to announce the re-introduction of seven table olives classes into the 2017 Perth Royal Olives Show. Olive producers Australia-wide are invited to submit their table olives and olive oil during the months of June and July into the 2017 Perth Royal Olives Show. Competition Administrator and olive lover Karen Sanders said: “This year has…

Table olive processing methods

Here is a summary of methods for processing table olives: METHOD PROCESSING METHODS VARIETIES Treated Green Olives in Brine Olives are treated in alkaline lye and then packed into brine where they undergo a complete (Sevillian or Spanish-style) – or partial lactic fermentation.  In the latter, they may be subsequently preserved at a specified pH…

Symptoms and management of Olive diseases and disorders

Barbara Hall and Dr Len Tesoriero   A: South Australian Research & Development Institute, Plant Research Centre, Hartley Grove  Urrbrae  SA  5064 B: NSW department of Primary Industries, Elizabeth Macarther Agricultural Institute, Menangle NSW  2568. Olives have been grown in Australia almost since first settlement.  However, the recent expansion of plantings in the last decade has bought…

Is your spraying equipment well adjusted?

Orchard Spray Equipment:  Set Up and Calibration by Dr Greg O’Sullivan   Efficient pest and disease management require the setting up and calibration of spray equipment so that application of pesticides is controlled and accurate. With correctly set up and calibrated equipment an operator can accurately control the quantity of chemical and volume of water…

About Olive Lace Bug – Froggattia Olivinia

Olive lace bugs are sap seeking insects that feed on the underside of leaves. They cause a yellow mottling to the leaves surface, which usually turns brown and drops off. They can cause severe loss of energy, defoliation and reduced fruit yield. The pest is native to New South Wales and South Queensland, but are…

Do hormones play a role in Alternate Bearing of Olive Trees?

At the 2017 Olive Exposium, a presentation made by Paul Vossen, Emeritus Olive Consultant, brought up a pertinent point about hormone deficiency and the role they play in unproductive olive trees.  This is the first time some of the delegates heard this concept.  Here is an abstract and details about a study from Turkey and…

How to Prune for Mechanical Olive Shaker Harvesting?

Information has been provided by Barilla Contract Orchard Harvesting to provide insightful tips to achieving a successful and efficient olive harvest through pruning techniques to ensure an efficient olive harvest. Why prune olive trees? There are many reasons why you would want to incorporate a plan for pruning, here are a few reasons why; To…

Wrap up of 2017 Olive Exposium

In case you missed it, here is the wrap up of the Olive Exposium 2017, the only International and Australian Olive Industry event hosted in Australia. Spirits were high at McLaren Vale in the stunning Fleurieu Peninsula during 7-9th February where more than 110 industry experts, influencers, growers, distributors, producers, marketers, researchers and suppliers worldwide…