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Pellenc’s new Selion electric chainsaw creates huge interest

The arrival of Pellenc’s new Selion electric chainsaw has created a huge amount of interest amongst olive growers as well as in other sectors.
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Make olives popular, not posh

As most people know, the olive tree’s history has biblical significance. It has been, therefore, a reassuring and tranquil presence in the Mediterranean region for thousands of years. A walk in any grove can still evoke those sentiments and give sense to the olive tree’s unique status
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New drought fears as La Nina fades

The biggest La Nina system in years is weakening over the Pacific, shaking hopes that forecast weekend rains will signal the beginning of the end of the drought.
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Tatiara adds processor to handle a more abundant harvest

Tatiara Olive Processors in Keith in the south-east of South Australia has extended its capacity with an order for an extraction plant from Westfalia Separator Australia.
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Poor harvest cancels festival

The annual Summerland Olive Festival has been cancelled because of poor harvest predictions for the area.
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Pioneers passionate for olive oil icecream

Two chefs whose sea change involved a move to South Australia’s picturesque Clare Valley are pioneering olive oil icecream.
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Wanted: Code of Practice committee Members

The Australian Olive Association is seeking three members for the Industry Compliance Committee (ICC) to administer the industry’s Code of Practice.
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US award for Australian olive oil expert

Dr Rod Mailer, of the Australian Oils Research Laboratory in Wagga Wagga has been given an American award in recognition of his work in the science and technology of edible oils.
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Moore will follow tourist information guide

One of Australia’s booming olivegrowing regions has launched an information leaflet about the area as a first step towards an olive tourist trail for visitors and tourists.
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