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Last chance to apply for 2018 Masterclass

Emerging olive industry leaders looking to take their career to the next level are invited to apply for the 2018 Masterclass in Horticultural Business program, before applications close on Monday 4 December 2017. Described as a mini-Masters of Business Administration (MBA), the Master
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Industry advisory panel helps guide investment direction

Hort Innovation partners with leading service providers to complete a range of R&D projects to ensure the long-term sustainability and profitability of the olive industry. Project ideas can be submitted by any interested party at any time via the Hort Innovation website, and each
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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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Code of practice builds push for quality and freshness

Consumer confidence in Australian extra virgin olive oil has been enhanced by the implementation of a Code of Practice for the olive industry, but local producers have been warned not to rest in their pursuit of quality and freshness. The project, Australian olive oil code of practice
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AIOA winners meet the press

It was all about AEVOO at Sydney’s renowned Restaurant Pendolino on Wednesday, when Australia’s top food media personalities joined industry members to celebrate the winners of the 2017 Australian International Olive Awards. Over a menu created using winning oils and table olives, gue
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Australian olive industry update

After a number of turbulent years thanks to low prices and sub-economic production, the Australian olive industry is well on its way to bouncing back. 2017 has brought a number of accolades for Australian producers, with more than 40 gold medals awarded to local extra virgin olive oil
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New chemical permit for olive use

The following permit has been   issued by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA): Previously held by the former NRIA, the permit expired in September and the new permit is held by the AOA. A full list of current chemical permits and label registrations fo
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Tasmanian olive oil producers strike gold

It’s clear Tasmania produces quality olive oil, with growers collecting 20 medals at the annual Australian Olive Association awards. Tasmanian Olive Council president Christine Mann, from award-winning Glendale Olives at White Hills, said the state had 21 entries and walked away with
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Five claims about coconut oil put to the test

How well do claims about coconut oil’s supposed benefits as a ‘superfood’ stack up to scientific scrutiny? Nutritionist and author Rosemary Stanton delivers her verdict.
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