Olives New Zealand

Fact Sheets

Food Label Requirements

April 13, 2017

For information on food labeling requirements see Guide to Food Labeling...Read more

Disease Management – Focus Grove Project Update

February 2, 2016

One of the biggest issues facing olive groves in New Zealand is disease management. In particular Peacock Spot, Cercosporiose and Anthracnose. These diseases impact on tree health and crop load. Disease management has been researched and addressed...Read more

Changes to Pesticide Withholding Periods

November 24, 2014

To bring our industry into line with other olive growing regions the Executive has approved that the withholding periods for commonly used pesticides be changed: 1.  to match on label recommendations for products approved for use with olives 2...Read more

Labelling Flavoured Olive Oil

July 4, 2014

There is a bit of confusion around labelling flavoured oils and the following examples are based on the Australian Code of Practice for flavoured oils. Infused Oils are those oils to which essence, etc. have been added. Front label: Brand Lemon...Read more

Health Benefits of EVOO – Laurence Eyres

January 5, 2014

Here is a presentation by Dr Laurence Eyres on the health benefits of EVOO. You might find this handy for talking with people or even as a handout. Health benefits of olive oils – Laurence Eyres...Read more

Australian Olives Association – Health Fact Sheet

October 14, 2013

Thanks to our counterparts in Australia for the following Health Fact Sheet, which will be use to members in promoting the benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. DAA HAL Olives Fact Sheet – April 2013...Read more

Fertilisers, Nutrients and Sprays

October 24, 2012

For those requiring information on what fertilisers/nutrients to spray and when have a look at that attached flyer from Mantissa.     Mantisssa Olives Nutrient Guideline 2014 If you are wanting advice on disease management and prevention have a...Read more

Maturity Indicator Model – when to harvest

April 16, 2012

Our good friends at Plant and Food Research and Massey University have developed a spreadsheet model for determining when to harvest. You can buy a food dehydrator at any appliance store and scales from a good kitchenware shop, or John Arthur...Read more

Cleaning Stainless Steel Tanks and Canisters

March 28, 2012

Note: Make sure you are wearing appropriate rubber gloves! 1.    Drain tanks well 2.    Clean using Ecolabs Triple S (Caustic based) cleaner.  (This has a foaming agent in it). 3.    Scrub well and ensure that tanks with welded seams...Read more

Food Safety Plan Template

January 18, 2012

Olives New Zealand has a comprehensive Food Safety Plan template available to members at $250 inc GST. Once the new legislation has been passed, this manual will be updated and the changes will be made available to those who have previously...Read more

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