Year 12 | 30 March 2020 | TO ENTER | TO REGISTER


How a systemic fungicide can fight against the olive leaf spot

When significant defoliation occurs, strong bloom fails to develop and crop production is substantially reduced. The most favorite formulations employed to fight against this disease are copper based product

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Global organic market at 72 billion US dollars

A total of 43.1 million hectares were organic at the end of 2013, representing a growth of almost 6 million hectares compared to the previous survey. The countries with the largest share of organic agricultural land of their total farmland are the Falkland Islands, followed by Liechtenstein and Austria

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When exposed to nitrogen fertilizer over a period of years, nitrogen-fixing bacteria called rhizobia evolve to become less beneficial to legumes

The researchers found that the plants grown with the nitrogen-exposed rhizobia produced 17 to 30 percent less biomass and significantly less chlorophyll than plants grown with rhizobia from the unfertilized plots

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New crop production guide aimed at helping farmers tap growing organic markets

If you are an organic-crop producer in the Northeast, or a farmer interested in transitioning to organic, there is a new resource available to provide the research-based information you need to be successfu

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Olive oil is our best ally against the cold, snow and frost. Here's how to use it

Winter has arrived with arrogance and is being felt, even on our skin. Face and hands are put to a severe test. The extra virgin olive oil can give lipids to the skin, to protect and nourish


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A small-scale pyrolysis–biochar based system in symbiosis with an olive mill

Pyrolysis of agri-residues targeting biochar can fulfill the aim of closing the loop in agriculture and circular economy objectives

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International buyers shocked by olive oil prices

The most sensitive markets seem to be those that do not produce olive oil themselves, such as Japan, where news of the poor olive oil campaign is not well-known

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GM crops: multiple toxins not a panacea for pest control

Overly optimistic assumptions about transgenic crops that produce two or more Bt toxins active against the same pest can lead to inadequate strategies for delaying evolution of pest resistance

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Biofuel without competition with food resources

The efficient production of both biofuel and animal feed from one crop is now possible, and can be done on a farm without the need for off-site processes


Prediction of the antioxidant activity of extra virgin olive oils produced in the Mediterranean area

The proposed method could be used for monitoring oil quality in terms of nutraceutical properties. K225 is effective for estimating the oil antioxidant activity, expressed with IC50

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A robot will help manage vineyards but not substitute the vine grower

The robot is part of the European project VineRobot. The challenges are to give the robot the autonomy to safely drive between the vineyard lines using stereoscopic vision, integrating a side camera which will provide information about the vegetation status of the plants and possible bunches

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Consumers dislike bitterness and pungency in olive oil

Extra virgin olive oils produced from olives of the same cultivars and grown in the same areas shared similar sensorial attributes


Efficacy of olive oil mill extract in replacing sulfur dioxide in wine model

The extract showed antimicrobial activity complementary to this of sulfur dioxide. Olfactometric profile was qualitatively similar to that of wine

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Enzymatic activity changed during olive leaf storage

Evidence of oleuropein degradation by olive leaf protein extract. An inhibitory effect of hydroxytyrosol on polyphenoloxidase activity was demonstrated

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Researchers identify natural plant compounds that work against insects

Many currently available insecticides present environmental and health risks. The need to develop novel effective insecticides is therefore urgent

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Olive oil used in Israel 8,000 years ago, as discovered in an antiquities site in the Lower Galilee

Ianir Milevski and Nimrod Getzov of the Israel Antiquities Authority methodically sampled pottery vessels found in the excavation at Ein Zippori in the Lower Galilee in order to ascertain what was stored in them and how they were used by the site’s ancient inhabitants


Comparative field studies of Bactrocera oleae baits in olive orchards

Hydrolysed protein mixed with a-cypermethin indicated the highest attractiveness. The residual attractiveness of bait spraying solutions is limited over time

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Crops can do their own weed control

Research from the University of Copenhagen now suggests that the war on weeds can be conducted more sustainably by asjusting sowing patterns and crop density

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