Webinar – The Mediterranean Blessing, Olive Leaf as a Herbal Medicine
Tuesday July 5, 11.00am AEST
Whilst we all know that the fruits of the olive tree have been used as a food for millennia, many don’t know that the leaf has also been used for hundreds of years as a medicine. An article in the Pharmaceutical Journal in 1854 discussed its use in fever caused by infections, and modern research indicates it may be beneficial in reducing the risk of diabetes, diseases of the blood vessels, and improving immune function. However not all olive leaf products are equal.
This webinar will briefly discuss the medicinal value of olive leaf extracts, and present important research on how extracts made from fresh versus dried leaves can be quite different.
Webinar – EVOO shelf life prediction
Held Wednesday 22 June, 11.00am AEST
- What can affect the shelf life of EVOO?
- How do you determine the best before date of your EVOO product?
- What are the labelling requirements regarding best before dates?
Claudia has over 15 years’ experience in olive oil testing. She came to Australia in 2006 to head up Modern Olives Laboratory where she continues her role as Laboratory Manager. She finished her studies in Argentina as Food Scientist and olive oil specialist. After working for several years in the area of quality, authenticity and sensory testing in a commercial food laboratory, Claudia completed a Post Graduate Course in the Fats & Oils Institute in Seville, Spain; where extensive experience in olive oil analysis was gained. Claudia is an approved chemist of the AOCS, participant of the technical members for the Australian Standard for Olive Oil (AS 5264-2011) committee and is a NATA technical assessor. She has extensive experience in sensory evaluation of olive oil in both judging and training. Claudia has been invited to many national and international conferences as a speaker and she has published numerous scientific papers in national and international journals.
Webinar – Reducing Nitrogen costs with Soil Carbon
Held Thursday 23 June, 11.00am AEST
Presented by John Barton, the webinar will cover:
- Why costs are so high
- Alternative sources of Nitrogen
- The Nitrogen cycle
- Increasing nutrient storage
- Soil microbes and Nitrogen
- How much Nitrogen can be saved