Author: Australian Olives

Welcome to Olive Wellness News. Our mission at the Olive Wellness Institute is to increase awareness of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and other olive products by gathering, sharing and promoting expert, credible and evidence-based information on their nutrition, health and wellness benefits. Enjoy! Olive Wellness Podcasts: A...

Most Australian packaged foods including olive oil and other olive products are ‘priority foods’ for the purposes of CoOL labelling. Standard origin claims are used to communicate the location in which a food was grown, produced, made or packed. There are specific criteria that must be...

Late frost is one of the most important weather-related hazards for the Australian olive industry. Frost symptoms include damaged fruit, tip burn, leaf curl, defoliation, limb die-back, bark splitting, lesions increase susceptibility to bacterial (olive knot) and fungal (anthracnose) infections, and promoting suckering on the...

The following extract is taken from Producing Table Olives by Stan Kailis and David Harris (only available as an electronic book) pp237-239. https://ebooks.publish.csiro.au/content/producing-table-olives Tapenade is an olive paste popular around the Mediterranean region, especially in France, and now internationally. It is used as spreads and dips....

Olive fruit fly is one of the most serious economic pests of olives, but fortunately not yet in Australia.  It doesn’t harm the tree but causes considerable damage to fruit quantity and quality. Apart from eating the olive fruit pulp, the larvae emerges to leave a...

Tasmanian olive producer and AOA Director Christine Mann asks: “Just wondering if you have any thoughts/knowledge on whether putting bay leaves through the press with the olives would work please. I have never produced any flavoured oils, and just had a thought as I was...

Welcome to Olive Wellness News. Our mission at the Olive Wellness Institute is to increase awareness of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and other olive products by gathering, sharing and promoting expert, credible and evidence-based information on their nutrition, health and wellness benefits. Enjoy! Olive Wellness Podcasts: A...

In the June edition of OliveCare® NEWS we profiled the Field Guide to Olive Pests, Diseases and Disorders in Australia (RIRDC 07-153), by Robert Spooner-Hart, Len Tesoriero, Barbara Hall. https://www.agrifutures.com.au/product/field-guide-to-olive-pests-diseases-and-disorders-in-australia/ This publication is an old favourite for olive growers, summarising information on most of the possible pests,...