Year 12 | 01 April 2020 | TO ENTER | TO REGISTER


Drifting herbicides produce uncertain effects

Farmers should take extra precautions so drifting herbicides do not create unintended consequences on neighboring fields and farms, according to agricultural researchers

S. C.

Tunisia wants Italian Coratina olive cultivar for excellent olive oil quality

This variety is known for its goodquality and richness in antioxidants such as polyphenols and tocopherols. The biological activities of olive oil phenolic compounds have prompted several studies on their potential activity in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases and cancer

R. T.

Why should Americans buy premier Italian olive oil?

According to the author of the book Extra Virginity: "the great oils of Italy are, to paraphrase Lévy-Strauss, not just good to eat, but also good to think." Artisanal Italian oil-makers interpret their olives in unique ways

Tom Mueller

Lawsonia inermis leaves extract against olive knot and crown gall diseases

Lawsonia inermis showed a strong antibacterial activity against Pseudomonas savastanoi and Agrobacterium tumefaciens. In vivo, the ethyl acetate fraction inhibited the formation of knots on twigs of olive and tomato plants

R. T.

Olive oil mills in Spain think to health and safety management

There are very few publications on occupational health and safety in the sector, and there are even less on the managerial issues concerned. Management policies fail to meet some important requirements adequately, such as those concerning noise exposure risk, and emergency measures

R. T.

OIV 2014: An Organisation looking towards the future

Together with the Vice-presidents of the OIV, Yves Bénard and Monika Christmann, the OIV's Director General Jean Marie Aurand presented the Organisation's goals on his behalf and on the behalf of the President, Claudia Quini, to assembled diplomats, government representatives and professionals from the viticulture sector

S. C.

An electronic tongue can identify brands of beer

Spanish researchers have managed to distinguish between different varieties of beer. The discovery is accurate in almost 82% of cases

S. C.

What's the link between classical music and fine wine?

Wine writers sometimes compare wines to pieces of music, a particular musical style or artist, or even to specific musical parameters. the results of the two experiments reported here suggest that people (social drinkers) share a number of crossmodal associations when it comes to pairing wines and music. Furthermore, listening to the appropriate classical music can enhance the overall experience associated with drinking wine

Graziano Alderighi

Common crop pesticides kill honeybee larvae in the hive

Four pesticides commonly used on crops to kill insects and fungi also kill honeybee larvae within their hives, according to Penn State and University of Florida researchers

S. C.

Health benefits of extra virgin olive oil grow every day

Results of the Catania University study support the view that extra-virgin olive oil can improve the adaptive response of the body in conditions of oxidative stress. For University of Seville extra virgin has demonstrated immunomodulatory and antiinflammatory properties in murine experimental ulcerative colitis


How much bulk wine travel around the world? Despite the crisis, business is increasing

Sales of bulk wine have now reached 39% of international trade in the sector, growing by 61% in the period 2005-2012. Slight setback for the decline in production only in Europe but is expected to recover in coincidence with the good performance of the vintage 2013

R. T.

Foliar application of zinc and boron leads to an increase of the percentage of the olive oil

In a study of the University of Ahvaz the effects of zinc and boron foliar application on soluble carbohydrate and oil contents of three olive cultivars during fruit ripening

R. T.

Research unveils clues about protein mechanism critical to plant growth and yield

Scientists at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center have made several scientific discoveries demonstrating the significant roles Heterotrimeric G proteins play in plant development and yield

S. C.

How to solve deodorization frauds in extra virgin olive oil? The EU reply will be soon

Good news for the scientific research, in Europe, to counteract the fraudolent activities in the world of the extra virgin olive oil. A workshop in Madrid has outlined the challenges and the urgent needs

Tullia Gallina Toschi

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