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Olive IPDM extension workshops on the way with small business focus

Nine integrated pest and disease management (IPDM) workshops will be held across Australia in 2018, to enable Australian olive growers to make better decisions to manage three major olive pests and diseases including black scale, olive lace bug and anthracnose. The workshops are a key
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EVOO usage and attitude information squeezed out of consumers

Australian Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) is perceived to be higher quality, healthier and better tasting than European product, according to recent consumer research. This finding is just one of the themes explored in the two quantitative Project Popeye reports, that aim to give growe
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Get closer to previous olive research

Did you know? Olive levy payers can access final reports and insights from completed R&D projects, which provide key information that can help improve their business, free of charge. Final Reports From pest and disease management to ultrasound technology for olive oil processing –
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Fellowship brings international knowledge to Australian industry

Hort Innovation has joined forces with the Churchill Trust to offer three Churchill Fellowships annually, each valued at around $26,000, to give Australians the opportunity to travel overseas to conduct research in their chosen field that isn’t readily available here. The Fellowships
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Update on minor use permits for pesticide use

While the use of pesticides is being modified through the increasing uptake of integrated pest management, there is still a need for the strategic use of specific chemicals. Pesticide companies submit use patterns for registration to the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines
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Chefs’ use of Australian EVOO ‘limited’, survey shows

A series of interviews with local chefs has revealed that they recognise the premium quality of Australian Extra Virgin Olive Oil, but their use of EVOO is limited to ‘finishing’ dishes and using small amounts to add flavour. Interviews were conducted with chefs from a range of food s
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Growers urged to ‘travel and learn’ with Churchill Fellowship

Olive growers have the chance to travel to other olive-producing countries and learn new information, technology and skills to benefit the Australian industry, through a Churchill Fellowship sponsored by Hort Innovation. Greg Seymour of the Australian Olive Association (AOA) says a Ch
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Five minutes with Will Gordon

Originally from a sheep and cropping farm near Colac in Victoria, Will studied agricultural science and agribusiness at Melbourne University and has held a range of portfolios within Hort Innovation over the years. He is currently one of the organisation’s Relationship Management Lead
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Conference shares important industry reminders

With the 2017 National Olive Industry Conference and Trade Exhibition done and dusted, delegates can look to the next season ahead, equipped with the latest industry insight and research findings. Around 130 representatives from across the olive industry supply chain gathered at the A
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