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…

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…

How Heat, Light and Oxygen Harm Extra Virgin Olive Oil

The bottom line in The Effect of Storage Conditions on Extra Virgin Olive Oil Quality (PDF) is that olive oil should be stored at cool temperatures, away from light and without exposure to oxygen. “Not just in the short term, but throughout the life of the oil, which includes during the transport, storage and marketing…

A Brief History of Olives In Australia

The history of olive farming in Australia dates back to the early  1800’s. Olives were probably first planted in groves around 1805 in  Parramatta near Sydney.  Olives and olive oil have been traded among the civilisations throughout the world for centuries, so it seems probable that many of the ships arriving on our shores would…

10 ways to improve your olive grove

10 ways to improve your grove by partnering with The Olive Centre If you find locating information difficult to address questions in your grove, here are some ways we help to deliver you the information you need: 1 Website & improved functionality – At www.theolivecentre.com press My Account you have free access to monitoring datalog where you can enter in processing…

Q & A: Olive & Olive Oil Competitions… What shows should I enter?

“I am a boutique grower in Southern Highlands and wonder if you can point me in the right direction of how to enter my oil for shows and medals?  I am just starting to sell my oil. Kind regards, Louise” ___________________________________________ There are many options for entering shows in Australia and Internationally.  Depending on what…

Super High Density Olive Groves an Australian Growers insight

Super High-Density Olive Groves are becoming the “norm” for new olive tree plantings around the world. Over half of the total hectares in the USA are Super High Density, two-thirds of the total hectares in Chile and now we are seeing large areas being planted in areas such as North Africa and Saudi Arabia.  Australia…

Australian Harvest, Olive & Oil Production, Import, Export Figures

If you are looking to start a grove, purchase an existing grove or you are wanting to assess olive industry statistics and figures, you might find this information helpful.   Introduction The renaissance of the Australian olive industry is entering its second decade. During the last 10 years, the Australian industry has grown solidly from…