Understanding the Nutritional needs of olives

Understanding the Nutritional Needs of Olives Many growers in Australia have experienced their trees not cropping well or not cropping at all. There are many factors that affect the cropping aspects of olive trees but I believe that one important factor of cropping is having balanced soil with available nutrients to ensure microbes are being…

The Objectives of Pruning Olive Trees by Marcelo Berlanda

The Objectives of Pruning  By Marcelo Berlanda, Agronomist & Consultant for The Olive Centre “It is a fact that to produce fruit, olive trees need to grow and produce new branches each year” Training helps give the tree the optimal shape to allow for efficient harvest as well as achieving early crops. Once the trees have…

Labeling machines and the importance of reliability

The first step to successful labeling is to ensure that the equipment has been specifically matched to your application. The container, including glass bottles, plastic bottles, vials, etc can vary greatly in-wall shapes, heights, widths. Looking at the scope of variance in your packaging will need to be evaluated by someone experienced in this area…

Improved Pruning efficiency with Electric Powered Secateurs

The Ultimate Pruning Companion for Horticulture The world of pruning has changed since the innovation of ‘the world’s first electric pruning shear”… the ELECTROCOUP was pioneered in 1984 by INFACO in France. INFACO stands for ‘IN’novation, ‘FA’brication & ‘CO’mmercialisation. Since this time INFACO have released their 8th GENERATION ELECTROCOUP to the Australian market for commercial…

The Olive Centre sets up new Melbourne Warehouse

Due to the high demands on stock levels during COVID19 and throughout the harvest season, The Olive Centre has expanded its operations and opened a new Melbourne Warehouse at the Airport to stock various items. At the moment we are holding packaging supplies & processing aids.

Black Olive Scale Explained

Black Olive Scale (Saissetia oleae) Introduction Occasionally a sap-sucking insect known as Brown or Black Olive Scale will be seen on olive trees. It is rarely a problem if the trees are in good health. We usually only spray our mature trees for scale every two to three years and only then if they need…

OLIO NUOVO DAYS – Southern Hemisphere 30 July 2020

YOUR EVOO in Paris and Abu DHABI As the first international event to highlight fresh EVOO, OLIO NUOVO DAYS offers a unique opportunity for olive oil producers from the southern hemisphere to be recognised for their work in Paris, France, the home of culinary excellence. This year we have a partnership with SHAWATI magazine, the…

An Olive Oil Massage May Help Reduce The Effects of Restless Leg Syndrome

11/11/19:  The symptoms of restless legs syndrome (RLS) are associated with a reduction in quality of life and mental health.  There are no known cures for RLS and treatments with lifestyle changes and medications including opiates, anticonvulsants, dopamine antagonists and others.  A new study has found a novel use for olive oil in an alternative…