Aug. 1, 2022
Experts said farmers and producers must invest in modern irrigation infrastructure and prevent soil degradation to mitigate the impacts of climate change on Spanish producers.
Jul. 13, 2022
Andalusian agricultural income exceeded €10 billion for the first time, spurred on by a 77-percent increase in the value of its olive oil production.
Jun. 15, 2022
In a controlled experiment, researchers from the University of Córdoba reduced the development of the disease by 70 percent.
Jun. 9, 2022
Producers from across the country overcame drought and extreme weather events to earn a record-high 128 awards at the World Competition.
Jun. 2, 2022
According to some estimates, the Andalusia olive sector would lose €60 million per year under Spain’s national strategic plan for the CAP.
May. 23, 2022
A global temperature increase of 1.5 ºC above pre-industrial averages would decrease the amount of land suitable for certain olive varieties and production in Andalusia.
Jan. 7, 2022
Andalusia’s regional agriculture minister warned that the current Common Agricultural Proposal in Spain would lead to 53 percent of farmers losing funding.
Dec. 7, 2021
The southeast of Spain is at the highest risk. New investments in infrastructure and technology are critical to mitigating the impacts of the crisis.
Dec. 6, 2021
A study from the University of Jaén shows that traditional olive groves directly combat climate change and cause far less environmental damage than intensive cultivation methods.
Oct. 27, 2021
Researchers in Andalusia found that agricultural intensification hurt olive groves by eliminating the natural predators of pests and depleting soil quality.
Oct. 19, 2021
Spain is expected to produce about 1.3 million tons of olive oil in the 2021/22 crop year. Poor weather conditions in Andalusia are largely to blame.
Sep. 14, 2021
Researchers caution that one-fifth of Spain is at risk of desertification. Poor agricultural and land-use practices paired with historic mismanagement are largely to blame.
Feb. 3, 2021
Minor temperature changes with certain rainfall patterns provide the best environment for the fungus that causes Verticillium wilt to thrive.
Oct. 13, 2020
The Consejo del Olivar de Córdoba seeks to improve quality, promote local production and preserve the province’s rich oil culture.
Aug. 17, 2020
A team in Andalusia is testing a hedge cultivation system that could be more profitable for growers and sustainable for the environment.
Jun. 24, 2020
Olive oil producers and researchers are working to bring biorefineries to rural producers in Andalusia. The goal is to supplement revenues while making mills more sustainable.
Mar. 10, 2020
Six of seven varieties studied are expected to have less land suitable for their cultivation. Picual is the exception.
Feb. 26, 2020
Using drones, multi-spectral cameras and remote sensors, olive farmers can make accurate nutrient predictions, target phytosanitary treatments and more precisely apply fertilizers and irrigation.
Feb. 10, 2020
Blanca Torrent was recognized for the gender equality policy at Torrent Olives and her work advocating for women in agribusiness.