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Defects Wheel For Olive Oil
An easy to use, detailed educational guide for aroma and flavor defects found in olive oil.

This practical and portable guide is popular with olive oil producers, olive growers and olive oil judges, and makes an excellent gift for olive oil connoisseurs and those wanting to learn more about the sensory attributes of olive oil. Developed by a member of the UC Davis Olive oil tasting panel.
000013270

Price: $17.50
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Olive Growing
D. Barranco, R. Fernandez-Escobar, L. Rallo

This new English edition of Olive Growing was developed by RIRDC and the AOA as a translation and update of the fifth edition of the Spanish manual. It is intended as a definitive reference source for the Australian olive industry and will also be an asset for olive producers and processors in other English speaking countries. Olive Growing is a technical manual for all those involved in the olive growing sector, i.e. growers, processors, technical experts, students and, in general, all those with an interest in growing this ancient plant. The scientific editors have designed this book as a collection of works, involving scientists and technical experts intricately linked to the crop, as well as experts in the subject matter of their assigned chapter. The aim was for them to present in a simple and clear manner, all aspects pertaining to their subject, combining the breakthroughs of the last 25 years with practical suggestions and recommendations that would help readers plant and grow an olive grove successfully, enabling them to obtain quality products in the light of current knowhow and future estimates. The scientific editors’ goal has been fully achieved, if we are to judge from the swift sale of the first four Spanish editions, now out of print, an exceptional feat for an agricultural book. To date, no other text on Spanish agriculture has been distributed so widely in such a short time.
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Price: $185.00
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Olives
by Ioannis Nikolaos Therios

Olive culture is growing rapidly, and expanding all over the world outside traditional centers of olive growth and production. Olives are not only a significant food source, but also contribute to human health and are becoming popular in health-conscious diets far beyond their Mediterranean origins. Reviewing an extensive array of literature from both a theoretical and practical perspective, this comprehensive guide deals with all aspects of olive culture, from its history, origins and traditional techniques to the latest horticultural procedures and basic physiology. The book's accessible and broadly illustrated format makes it an indispensable text for students, interested individuals and both active and amateur horticulturists.

Publisher: CABI Pub. Date: February 2009 ISBN-13: 9781845934583 416pp Series: CABI

184593458
Price: $70.00
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Organic Olive Production Manual
Author: Paul Vossen

This manual provides detailed information for growers on production issues, plant nutrition, economics, pest and weed control, management of olive wastes, the conversion process, and certification.

Using this manual you'll learn about orchard site selection considerations, irrigation needs, terrain, temperature, soil, damage from the olive fruit fly, and how these may vary for table fruit versus fruit for oil production. You'll also learn how to evaluate harvest methods—an important consideration as harvest costs typically amount to half the total production cost for olives. This manual has been developed as a supplement to the Olive Production Manual, 2nd Edition, (3353). Organic growers are advised to consult both publications as they develop and refine their production systems.

Binding: Paper Copyright: 2007 Edition: 1st Publisher: Division of Agriculture

160107440
Price: $18.00
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Producing Table Olives
by Stan Kailis, David Harris

Australia has the ideal conditions for growing and processing table olives. In a climate where the majority of table olives eaten by Australians are imported, real opportunities exist for a domestic table olive industry. Attention to quality and safety will ensure that Australian table olive producers are in a position to tackle and make inroads into the international export market.

The aim of this manual is to provide olive growers and processors with internationally based guidelines for ensuring the quality and safety of processed table olives. This manual covers all aspects essential for the production of safe, nutritious and marketable table olives including site selection, recommended varieties, pest and disease control, primary and secondary processing, and quality and safety testing.

Features Covers all aspects of production from site selection, recommended varieties, pest and disease control, through to primary and secondary processing Written for growers and processors in a straightforward style Well illustrated with photos, graphs and tables 8 page colour section

Pub. Date: February 2007 Publisher: CSIRO Publishing Format: Paperback, 344pp
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Price: $74.95
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The Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Handbook

According to European legislation, extra virgin is the top grade of olive oils. It has a superior level of health properties and flavour compared to virgin and refined olive oils. Mediterranean countries still produce more than 85% of olive oil globally, but the constant increase of demand for extra virgin olive oil has led to new cultivation and production in other areas of the world, including California, Australia, China, South Africa and South America. At the same time, olive oil’s sensory properties and health benefits are increasingly attracting the attention and interest of nutritionists, food processors, manufacturers and food services. Progress and innovation in olive cultivation, harvesting and milling technologies as well as in oil handling, storage and selling conditions make it possible to achieve even higher quality levels than those stipulated for extra virgin oils. As a consequence, a new segment – excellent extra virgin olive oils – is increasingly attracting the attention of the market and earning consumers’ preference.

The Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Handbook provides a complete account of olive oil’s composition, health properties, quality, and the legal standards surrounding its production. The book is divided into convenient sections focusing on extra virgin olive oil as a product, the process by which it is made, and the process control system through which its quality is assured. An appendix presents a series of tables and graphs with useful data, including conversion factors, and the chemical and physical characteristics of olive oil.

This book is aimed at people involved in the industrial production as well as in the marketing and use of extra virgin olive oil who are looking for practical information, which avoids overly academic language, but which is still scientifically and technically sound. The main purpose of the handbook is to guide operators involved in the extra virgin olive oil chain in making the most appropriate decisions about product quality and operating conditions in the production and distribution processes. To these groups, the most important questions are practical ones of why, how, how often, how much will it cost, and so on. The Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Handbook will provide the right answers to these key practical considerations, in a simple, clear yet precise and up-to-date way.

Product Details:
  • ISBN-13: 9781118460450
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/21/2014
  • Pages: 380

111846045
Price: $199.95
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The Healing Powers of Olive Oil
by Cal Orey

Lose Weight...Lower Cholesterol And Blood Pressure...Prevent Heart Disease And Cancer...Live Longer...And So Much More! Discover The Amazing Powers Of Olive Oil! From ancient times to present-day, olive oil has been used for everything from health ailments to beauty and the home and so much more. Now evidence shows that a diet based on olive oil can add years to your life and may even prevent some diseases. Health author-journalist Cal Orey has consulted top doctors, nutritionists, olive oil producers, and chefs, getting the most up-to-date information on the many benefits of olive oil.

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation Pub. Date: January 2009 ISBN-13: 9780758238054 320pp

075823805
Price: $6.99
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The New American Olive Oil

American wine and cheese? Sure. But American olive oil? Absolutely. More than a decade ago a California oil won an international competition—in Italy. And upstart American olive-oil producers—many profiled in this book—haven’t looked back, creating artisanal oils that now come in first place in tastings worldwide.

For those whose knowledge of olive oil remains extra-virgin, author Fran Gage sets out all the essentials: buying and storing high-grade oils, understanding olive oil’s basic types, evaluating its health benefits, and doing your own olive oil tasting. She then uses American-produced oils in dishes ranging from rustic to sophisticated. The 75 recipes include crusty snacks (crackers, flatbreads, bruschette), savory sauces (pestos, vinaigrettes, mayonnaises), and scintillating fish, meat, and poultry main courses. For daring tastebuds, there’s a sideboard of desserts—cakes, cookies, even ice cream—that include olive oil as a main ingredient.

  • ISBN-13: 9781584797548
  • Author: Fran Gage
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2009
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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Price: $9.98
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The Olive Farm: A Memoir of Life Love and Olive Oil
by Carol Drinkwater, Kyril Bonfiglioli

When Carol Drinkwater and her fiancé, Michel, are given the opportunity to purchase ten acres of an abandoned olive farm in the South of France, they find the region's splendor impossible to resist. Using their entire savings as a down payment, the couple embark on an adventure that brings them in contact with the charming countryside of Provence, its querulous personalities, petty bureaucracies, and extraordinary wildlife. From the glamour of Cannes and the Isles of Lérins to the charm of her own small plot of land-which she transforms from overgrown weeds into a thriving farm-Drinkwater triumphantly relates how she realized her dream of a peaceful, meaningful life.

Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Pub. Date: June 2002 ISBN-13: 9780142001301 336pp Edition Description: Reprint

014200130
Price: $16.00
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The Olive Growing Revolution : The Super High Density System

From the perspective gained thanks to more than 16 years of experience in the system, today we can say, without fear of contradiction, that super high density olive groves has been one of the main revolutions, at farming-level, in recent years. Its expansion has gone beyond traditional olive-growing countries and has made that new countries include the olive-growing culture as one of their priority agricultural activities.

The purpose of this book is to offer, in a practical and simple way, information on this new growing model, developing the most appropriate practices, on irrigation, nutrition, pruning, harvesting, etc., for the management of super high density olive groves.


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Price: $85.00
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The Olive Tree
by Carol Drinkwater

Troubled by challenges her own South of France farm is experiencing—attack by a virulent pest and the premature ripening of the trees' fruits—Carol realizes new approaches to farming are becoming essential. Traditional customs have been set aside while the use of excessive chemicals is putting crop harvests at risk. Changing patterns within the world's climate demand urgent action. Carol's quest takes her south through Spain, Morocco, Algeria, and Italy before she finally returns to her farm. As a woman traveling alone, she is frequently vulnerable and never more so than in Algeria where, on her arrival, terrorist bombs devastate the capital. Determined not to give up, Carol accepts the support of a network of beekeepers who parcel her across troubled territories. Through her travels Carol confronts some of the critical issues of our time—land-care and the harsh realities of diminishing water reserves—and ends her momentous journey in the company of olive growers whose vision for the future is remarkable and ingenious. This is a gripping narrative of an intrepid and unusual journey around the western shores of the 21st-century Mediterranean.

Publisher: Phoenix Pub. Date: January 2010 ISBN-13: 9780753826126 448pp
075382612

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