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At Hacienda Guzman, promoting olive culture by celebrating its diversity

Juan Ramón Guillén began bringing back saplings of different varieties of olive trees from his travels. Now, his ‘Olivotheque’ is among the largest collections of olive cultivars in the world.
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Olive oil testing reveals problems with a third of samples

By Joe Whitworth+, 25-Sep-2017 Almost a third of olive oil samples tested within a two year period were judged non-compliant, according to the Rural Payments Agency (RPA).
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RHS ban of high-risk Xylella host plants could be “imminent”

The RHS is to let garden designers and nurseries know whether they can use high-risk Xylella host plants in the next few weeks, with olives, lavender, rosemary and other plants in the firing line. The RHS said it would not publish its policy until it sends out garden allocation letter
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China cross-border e-commerce rules extension a major business boost for industry

By Gary Scattergood+, 25-Sep-2017 Supplement and food firms operating in China’s booming cross border e-commerce market have been buoyed by a year-long extension of the existing trade laws, which were due to be replaced on January 1.
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Conference delegates invited to talk about innovation

Growers and processors are invited to attend the 2017 National Olive Industry Conference and Trade Exhibition, to be held in Adelaide across 10-11 October. Key sessions will span a range of topics important to the future of the olive sector, including trends in food and nutrition, eco
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Minor use permits bring major benefits to industry

While the increasing uptake of integrated pest management is modifying the use of pesticides across the olive industry, there remains a need for the strategic, effective use of chemicals. Through the industry’s Olive industry minor use program (OL16000) – a strategic levy project unde
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Growers invited to measure industry performance

A new benchmarking project is working to ensure Australian olive growers have easy access to clear, relevant industry information around productivity, quality and profitability. The project, Australian olive industry benchmarking (OL16001) – a strategic levy investment under the Hort
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About the olive levy

Back to basics –  what is the olive levy, how it is invested and why it is important to have your voice heard on future industry investments? Agricultural levies are set by the Australian Government at the request of industry in order to collectively fund R&D, biosecurity, r
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Have you entered the 2017 Australian International Olive Awards? Time’s ticking away …

Entries are open for the inaugural Australian International Olive Awards, Australia’s first and only global olive competition. Replacing the Australian National Olive Competition, the AOA’s annual competition this year becomes an international event, including oil and table oliv
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