Tips for planning your olive oil label

Considerations when ‘planning your label’ Australia and New Zealand Food Authority Some requirements for labelling: Name and address of manufacturer. This is to be site address not a PO Box, and should include the state of the manufacturer. The lot identification. This is a code that relates to each batch of oil you produce. The code for that…

What are these blemishes or marks on my olive fruit?

I’ve just received these photos in the mail from a grower in VIC and located South of Melbourne. GROWER QUESTION: What are these marks on my olive fruit? ABOUT: I’ve been out on my grove in the last week and noticed these blemishes/spots on my fruit. I’m not sure what this is but these appeared…

What is Peacock Spot in Olives?

What can happen in an olive grove that can contribute to the signs and symptoms of Peacock Spot? During a summer long past, the casual inspection of a Kalamata tree in a home garden suggested a shortage of water at the roots of the tree. The shorter than normal distance between one set of buds…

What causes bark splitting in olive trees?

Help me, the bark is splitting severely on my olive trees…. The fungal disease Armillaria is responsible for the “white rot” root disease.The Armillaria fungus damages the root system.The fungus survives in the soil until the infected root breaks down. Characteristic white fan-shaped mycelial mats can be seen growing on the wood when the rotting…

New Bugs plus Anthracnose equals Huge Crop Loss

Table Olives a new target! Research by Summerland Olive Products into table olive crop losses of up to 95% from ineffective control of Anthracnose and other Fungal disease has revealed a Bug is causing a significant part of the initial problem.   Anthracnose and other Fungal diseases appear to be secondary infections at sites where Bug…