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…

Olive Pomace Extract Improves Growth in Meat-Chickens

11/11/19:  Agricultural eco-innovation is based on circular economy and cradle to cradle concepts. This innovative concept aims at “zero waste” economy or a sustainable production where new products and applications are created from by-products of agricultural wastes, namely olive pomace. Extra Virgin Olive Oil is well known for its high antioxidant capacity, however, some phenols…

Pruning & Plant Growth Regulators To Increasing Fruit Yield

08/11/19:  Pruning techniques and timing are always a misunderstood practice throughout the olive growing community.  This study is interesting because it delves into simulated mechanical pruning and also introduces the potential use of plant growth regulators. Pruning is a necessary grove management practice to assist in maintaining appropriate canopy size and promote higher levels of…

Turning to Olives for Anthocyanin’s Which May Prevent Oxidative Stress

06/11/19:   With the incidence of diseases becoming more and more abundant, there is a need for consumers to look for foods that are healthier choice options in the daily diet. Have you ever thought about olives as a means of getting your daily hit of antioxidants which in turn helps to prevent daily oxidative stress?…

Olive Tree Physiology & Chemical Composition Of Fruits Are Modulated By Different Deficit Irrigation Strategies

28/10/19:   High irradiation levels, warming of the climate, drought, and lower water availability have been a reality over recent years and the future predictions indicate that this trend may continue.  The challenges in modern olive production may need to consider strategies for olive grove management and take into account the latest peer-reviewed research from Portugal…

Drought Stress Effect and Olive Tree Acclimation under a Changing Climate

24/10/19:   Olive trees are tolerant, hardy, resilient and can survive throughout prolonged drought periods and weather extremes.  Olive Growing all over the world are suffering adverse effects of climatic factors including water scarcity, prolonged higher temperatures, and high irradiance.  Production losses due to drought stress are felt by today’s olive producer especially in these times…