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ITALY: Puglia Invests in Early Detection of Olive Tree Diseases and Pests

ITALY: Puglia Invests in Early Detection of Olive Tree Diseases and Pests | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Le blocage, pendant plusieurs jours, du canal de Suez par le porte-conteneurs Ever Given a suscité beaucoup de commentaires, à propos du gigantisme des navires de commerce, symboles pour certains des excès d’une mondialisation à défaire. Si les chaînes de valeur méritent d’être rétrécies et que la relocalisation de certaines productions permettrait de réduire des vulnérabilités commerciales, il n’en demeure pas moins que les échanges internationaux restent nécessaires. Cela vaut dans le domaine agricole et alimentaire, où le rôle de la mer doit être souligné.

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ITALY: Experts Offer Advice for Olive Growers Combating the Fruit Fly

ITALY: Experts Offer Advice for Olive Growers Combating the Fruit Fly | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

The Tuscan Regional Phytosanitary Service has released tech­ni­cal guide­lines for mon­i­tor­ing and con­trol­ling the olive fruit fly pop­u­la­tion by grow­ers and tech­ni­cians work­ing on organic and inte­grated farms.
Considered one of the most harm­ful olive tree pests due to the dam­age they cause to both the quan­tity and qual­ity of the fruit, this dipter­ous insect is found in the Mediterranean basin, South Africa, Central and South America, China, Australia and the U.S.

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Italy: Xylella Outbreak in Apulian Buffer Zone Puts Millenary Trees at Risk

Italy: Xylella Outbreak in Apulian Buffer Zone Puts Millenary Trees at Risk | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

One of the most rel­e­vant olive oil pro­duc­ing areas in the south­ern Italian region of Puglia is once again under the attack from Xylella fas­tidiosa.
A new out­break of the deadly plant pathogen has been dis­cov­ered by the Italian author­i­ties in sev­eral olive trees close to Monopoli, in what is con­sid­ered the epi­demic buffer zone, a crit­i­cal mon­i­tor­ing area located between the infected and the safe zones.

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Monumental Olive Trees in Cyprus Destroyed by Wildfires

Monumental Olive Trees in Cyprus Destroyed by Wildfires | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Wildfires ravaged northern Cyprus last weekend, destroying tens of thousands of acres of crops and forest. Olive growers and oil producers, already struggling as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, are facing additional challenges in the aftermath of the blaze.

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Corsica Producer Fears Mediterranean Culture Under Threat

Corsica Producer Fears Mediterranean Culture Under Threat | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Producers in Corsica are at the mercy of policy measures to contain Xylella fastidiosa on the island. Some fear these new policies are damaging the island's olive-producing culture.

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Organic Olive Groves Flourish in Spain

Organic Olive Groves Flourish in Spain | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
In 2018, the surface area of organic olive groves increased by three percent in Spain. A country-wide push toward sustainability and better profit margins on organic oils are among the contributing factors.
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Olive Growing and EVOO in Ancient Egypt

Olive Growing and EVOO in Ancient Egypt | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
The Egyptian civilization, which originated on the banks of the Nile River and lasted more than 3000 years, is revered for many things:  the development of the writing system, its construction techniques, which led to the building of the monumental pyramids and temples, the improvement of the manufacturing of glass, topography, sailing. And last but …

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L’Olivier, une revue dédiée à l’huile d’olive algérienne

L’Olivier, une revue dédiée à l’huile d’olive algérienne | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
La revue «L’Olivier», dont le numéro 1 vient de paraître, est exclusivement dédiée à la culture millénaire de l’oléiculture en Algérie. Derrière ce projet unique et novateur, Samir Gana, le directeur de publication qui affirme dans l’éditorial que la revue «est une suite logique de tout le travail que nous avons accompli pour la promotion …

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Expertos internacionales analizarán en Córdoba las perspectivas de futuro del olivar mediterráneo

Expertos internacionales analizarán en Córdoba las perspectivas de futuro del olivar mediterráneo | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Así, en la reunión intervendrán expertos como Abdellatif Ghedira, director ejecutivo del Consejo Oleícola Internacional (COI); Pascual Navarro, director general de Coordinación del Mercado Interior y otras Políticas Comunitarias del Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y de Cooperación; y José Luis Sáenz, vocal asesor de la Secretaría General de Agricultura y Alimentación del Ministerio Agricultura, Pesca y Alimentación (MAPA).

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L'Egitto vuole investire in olivicoltura con piano da 100 milioni di piante

L'Egitto vuole investire in olivicoltura con piano da 100 milioni di piante | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Illustrate le opportunità di investimento per gli imprenditori stranieri che intendano aprire nuove collaborazioni con il Paese. L’Egitto in questo momento ha la presidenza di turno del Consiglio Oleicolo Internazionale che garantirà supporto tecnico

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Al Jouf, the largest modern olive grove in the world

Al Jouf, the largest modern olive grove in the world | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
2019/05/02 -The famous Guinness Book, the Bible of records, says so. With a total of 7,335 ha. of modern olive groves, the olive farm of Al Jouf (Saudi Arabia) is the largest in the world on a single border. An extension that will foreseeably double in 2030, when production could reach 100,000 t. of extra virgin olive
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Uniti contro la Xylella, l'incontro internazionale a Bari 

Uniti contro la Xylella, l'incontro internazionale a Bari  | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Il Consiglio Oleicolo Internazionale (COI) ha avviato  in collaborazione con il Centro internazionale di alti studi agronomici mediterranei (CIHEAM), un incontro internazionale su azioni integrate contro la fastidiosa Xylella per proteggere Ulivi e commercio internazionale coinvolgendo un centinaio di esperti.

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La Xylella fastidiosa sigue golpeando en Francia

La Xylella fastidiosa sigue golpeando en Francia | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Tres nuevos brotes de Xylella fastidiosa han sido detectados en Francia, en el marco de vigilancia reforzada de los servicios del Estado y confirmados por el Laboratorio de Sanidad Vegetal, perteneciente a la Agencia de Seguridad Alimentaria de Francia (ANSES). Ninguno de los casos se localizó en olivo.
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ITALY: On Shores of Lake Garda, Volunteers Harvest Abandoned Trees for Charity

ITALY: On Shores of Lake Garda, Volunteers Harvest Abandoned Trees for Charity | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Volunteers in Toscolano Maderno are demonstrating the economic and social value of abandoned olive trees.

Abandoned olive groves in the hills that surround Lake Garda, in northern Italy, are being recovered by a group of volunteers.

Isolated orchards and even scattered trees, many of which are survivors of old olive groves that were destroyed to make way for construction projects, are being harvested by the volunteers.

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Jordan: Olive Mills Open With Average Harvest Predicted

Jordan: Olive Mills Open With Average Harvest Predicted | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Jordan opened up its 132 olive oil mills across the kingdom this week for the start of the 2020/21 harvesting season. An average season has been predicted by producers and mill owners, with olive oil production estimated at between 23,000 and 24,000 tons.

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Climate and COVID Worry Farmers Preparing for Harvest

Climate and COVID Worry Farmers Preparing for Harvest | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

An Olive Oil Times survey reveals a season of growing uncertainties and challenges for olive oil producers.

It is an indus­try known for its hard­ships. But even the resilient olive tree and the stal­wart farm­ers used to the ever-chang­ing cir­cum­stances of nature are bend­ing under the stresses of the 2020 har­vest now under­way in the Northern Hemisphere.

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New Study Tracks Populations and Movements of Major Xylella Carrier

New Study Tracks Populations and Movements of Major Xylella Carrier | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

A land­mark study on the phe­nol­ogy of spit­tle­bugs may help olive farm­ers and local gov­ern­ments com­bat the spread of Xylella fas­tidiosa in the Mediterranean basin.
Over a period of three years, a team of researchers from Italy’s Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection, the University of Turin, the University of Brescia and the University of Bari, stud­ied the repro­duc­tive traits and pop­u­la­tion move­ments of three species of spit­tle­bugs at two dif­fer­ent sites in Italy: one in Puglia (south­ern Italy) and one in Liguria (north­ern Italy).

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Producers in Crete Stunned by Precarious Crop

Producers in Crete Stunned by Precarious Crop | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
A sudden outburst of the fruit fly and other pathogens inflicted unexpected damage on the island's farms.

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The olive oil industry is confronting death by spittlebug in Europe

The olive oil industry is confronting death by spittlebug in Europe | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Xylella is one of the 'most dangerous plant bacteria worldwide' and has been confirmed in Corsica, the Balearic Islands, southern France, Spain, Portugal and Germany

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European production of olive oil stands at 2.25 million tons until April

European production of olive oil stands at 2.25 million tons until April | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
2019/28/05 - European production of olive oil has stood at 2,250,102 tons until April, according to the latest data from the European Commission (EC). In the case of Spain, production reaches 1,780,907 tons, while in Italy it stands at 17,353 t.

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Charges Dropped Against Scientists in Lecce Xylella Case

Charges Dropped Against Scientists in Lecce Xylella Case | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Researchers and officials who were charged in 2015 have been acquitted but are still blamed for omissions and mismanagement. Part of the investigation will be continued by prosecutors in Bari.

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Guidelines for the prevention, eradication and containment of Xylella fastidiosa in olive-growing areas

Guidelines for the prevention, eradication and containment of Xylella fastidiosa in olive-growing areas | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
The guidelines provide detailed information on: the disease, its symptoms, the vector and outlines specific strategies for the implementation of a contingency programme including: biological and chemical control, nutrition management and best cultural practice.

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Europe steps up fight to stop deadly olive tree disease | Euronews

Europe steps up fight to stop deadly olive tree disease | Euronews | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
In this episode of Futuris, Euronews' Julian Gomez travels to Italy to look at a European research project that's attempting to find a cure for the deadly olive tree disease Xylella Fastidiosa.
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Millenary Olive Seeds Found in Important Archeological Site in Turkey

Millenary Olive Seeds Found in Important Archeological Site in Turkey | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

A valuable collection of dozens of olive seeds was discovered inside layers dating back 4,000 years during an archeological excavation in Oylum Höyük, an historical mound located in a fertile plain in Kilis province in Southeastern Turkey, which is considered one of the biggest of its kind in the Eastern Mediterranean Region.
The excavations revealed not only these millenary olive seeds but also basaltic grinding stones presumed to be used to produce olive oil.

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The Olive Tree in the Mediterranean Area: A Mirror of the Tradition and the Biotechnological Innovation

The Olive Tree in the Mediterranean Area: A Mirror of the Tradition and the Biotechnological Innovation | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
2018/12/11 - The publisher Nova Science Publishers has published 'Olive Tree in the Mediterranean Area: A Mirror of the Tradition and the Biotechnological Innovation', a new book that reviews the historical roots of olive oil, its traditional and innovative production techniques, its varieties or management
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