Australian & New Zealand Olivegrower & Processor

Australian & New Zealand Olivegrower & Processor

Read Online Published four times per year, this full-colour journal provides all in the olive industry with an abundance of practical information to assist in the production of quality olive products for domestic and discerning export markets. Quality production and products, research and development, marketing and innovation are key requirements of the olive industry. These and many more subjects are covered in Australasia’s only specialist olive journal. Subscription includes the Australian and New Zealand Olive Industry Directory and free sign-up to Friday Olive Extracts. A must-have information package for anyone involved in the olive...
Plant sanitation

Plant sanitation

Vera Sergeeva | View Article A number of growers have queried how disease spreads to isolated groves, and asked for advice on establishing a new olive grove with fewer pests and disease problems into the future. This article provides some general rules and practices to prevent the introduction and/or spreading of pests and...
Disease resistance and adaptability of olive cultivars

Disease resistance and adaptability of olive cultivars

Vera Sergeeva | View Article Olives are extensively cultivated in the world and the industry continues to expand in many countries. Approximately 11 million hectares are under olive cultivation, comprising an estimated 600 varieties. New types of olive trees have been created over the years, both by adaptation to different climates and multiplication methods. Climate is the most important limiting factor in the distribution of olives, as temperature controls growth, reproduction and development of diseases and pests. Environmental factors also play an important role in managing diseases and...
Effect of climate on olives

Effect of climate on olives

Vera Sergeeva | View Article Climate change has the potential to significantly impact Australia’s agricultural production. The predicted results of climate change – increased temperature, moisture and CO2 – can impact all three elements of the plant disease triangle (host, pathogen and environment) in various ways. Changes in temperature, rainfall, and extreme events will affect water availability, soil quality, fire risk, and the incidence of known and new diseases, pests, weeds, and disorders. Decreased soil and air moisture increases the incidence and impact of frost, while the frequency and severity of floods and drought are also expected to...
Frost and chilling injuries in olives

Frost and chilling injuries in olives

Vera Sergeeva | View Article Nothing gets more discussion among olive growers than when to harvest. Fruit maturation depends, among other things, on olive variety, temperature, sunlight and irrigation. A hot autumn can cause fruit to ripen quickly, resulting in a narrow window for optimum picking. Some varieties will ripen faster than others, and olives may mature later in some parts of the orchard than in others. Some farmers are also forced to pick greener fruit than they want, to hedge against frost...