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How climate change is playing havoc with olive oil (and farmers)

Trevi, Italy – It was in June, the time of year when the first olives normally burst from their blossoms in the mild warmth of early summer, when Irene Guidobaldi walked through her groves in blistering heat and watched in horror as the flowers on her trees began to wither and f
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Artificial intelligence for agricultural pest control in Spain

Spain’s agricultural ministry has this month launched, for the second consecutive year, a pilot experiment using artificial intelligence techniques (AI) to anticipate the evolution of the olive fly pest. Echoes of the fascinating developments in agricultural technology presented at th
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Australian Olive Association CEO signals changes coming

There is a “lot of change to come” according to Australian Olive Association chief executive officer, Greg Seymour. Speaking this week at his first National Olive Industry Conference since taking up the reins in March this year, Mr Seymour said he felt there was a cautious
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Extra virgin olive oil — Australians love it, but do we have any taste?

Australians love their olive oil — we went through 40,000 tonnes of the green, yellowy liquid last year. It is a staple in kitchens around the country, but do we really know what quality olive oil tastes like? Victorian olive grower Peter Eicher thinks Australians need to be re-educat
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Vic pests & diseases under discussion

Do you want to find out more about the major pests & diseases of olives and how to control them? The Goulburn Strathbogie Olive Growers Association (GSOGA) is hosting a panel discussion on Pests and diseases of most significance to Victorian olive growers, with experienced olive g
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Enjoying your weekly Friday Olive Extracts?

We hope you’re all enjoying your weekly edition of Friday Olive Extracts (FOE), bringing all the latest industry news and events to your Inbox in an even more timely manner. THE place to share olive industry news and last-minute event reminders, the 2017 weekly format has been another
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Natural goodness the key at Bawdens

Mildura farmers Fiona Bawden and Richard Mintern are endeavouring to provide Sunraysia with the opportunity to experience fresh, locally grown produce. One of their main products is olive oil, produced from handpicked and cold pressed olives.
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How to cook vegetables to get the most good stuff

Nutrition Week kicked off in Australia yesterday and this year’s theme is Try for 5, a friendly reminder to get in those five serves of veggies every day. Eating enough vegetables is one thing, but there’s no doubt everyone wants to make sure they’re getting the most
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ACCC online tool for anonymous complaints

The ACCC has launched a new online tool for people in the agriculture sector to anonymously report concerns about competition or fair trading issues, allowing farmers to report potential breaches of laws the ACCC enforces. This could include, for example, suspected breaches of the new
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