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October 2021

2021 Australian International Olive Awards Virtual Gala Presentation

15 October 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Friday 15 October 2021, 5.30pm - 7.00pm AEDT The 2021 AIOA presentation will be hosted by AIOA Convenor and Chief Steward, Trudie Michels, and MC, Kent Hallett. Platinum sponsor: Best SA EVOO sponsor: Registration This session will be held in a Zoom Meeting format. All attendees must register to gain access. A link to the session will be provided to registrants on the 11th of October. AOA members free, Non-AOA members free. Registrations close 8 October. For further details contact Liz…

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March 2022

NSW Riverina 2022 Healthy Soils Field Day

March 27 @ 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Parafield Olives, Cloughs Rd
Yarragundry, NSW 2650 Australia
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$40.00 – $50.00

Healthy Soils – Healthy and Productive Groves Field Day Program: NSW Riverina Sunday 27 March 2022 – Parafield Olives, Cloughs Rd, Yarragundry, NSW.  Grove Host – Margaret Carter REGISTER BELOW DRAFT PROGRAM Registration: from 8.30 am at Parafield Olives (please park vehicles in the designated area) Refreshments on arrival Commence: 9.00 am (sharp) AM Welcome, introductions, grove walk and soil and leaf nutrition sampling: 9.00 AM Session 1 (40 min): Introduction: “Setting the scene & defining the problem” – Michael Southan (AOA CEO) An…

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April 2022

2022 Olive Oil Processing Workshop

April 13 @ 8:30 am - April 14 @ 1:00 pm
Boort Resource & Information Centre, 119-121 Godfrey St
Boort, Victoria 3537 Australia
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$250.00 – $350.00

13-14 April 2022, Boort Resource & Information Centre (BRIC) and Salute Oliva, Victoria. This highly-acclaimed and comprehensive program will be delivered by international master olive miller, Pablo Canamasas, and 2019 and 2021 AIOA Best of Show winners, Peter and Marlies Eicher of Salute Oliva. The course covers every aspect of processing quality olive oil, from grove management for optimal fruit quality to best-practice processing and storage. Along the way you’ll learn a lot about olive oil chemistry, and the practical…

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June 2022

AOA Webinar – EVOO shelf life prediction

June 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

With the harvesting and processing olive season coming to an end for many growers around Australia, it is an ideal time to be considering bottling and storage considerations of EVOO. 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? These questions and more will be covered in this FREE webinar on EVOO shelf life prediction. Presented by Claudia Guillaume. Claudia has…

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AOA Webinar – Reducing Nitrogen costs with Soil Carbon

June 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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 John Barton grew up on a rice farm near Griffith, NSW and worked in agriculture across a range of crop types. After a back injury John retrained in horticultural science, specialising in soil function and farm ecosystems. He has worked for more than 10 years in commercial…

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