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2023 National Conference & Trade Exhibition presentations and photo highlights now available

Latest Hort Innovation Annual Report and Fund Annual Reports released

Olive Industry Strategic Agrochemical Review Process (SARP) survey

Women & Leadership Australia scholarships on offer

Hort Innovation Board candidates announced


2023 National Olive Industry Conference & Exhibition: so much to learn & experience

$1.6 million for Nuffield scholarships with a focus on drought resilience

2024 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award and Acceleration Grant

Webinar: Consumer insights in sustainability, Australia’s global position, and the implications for the horticulture sector

3D x-ray trial adds another dimension to airport biosecurity


AOA Healthy Soils SA Field Day: composting, soil moisture and nutrition, pruning and more

New farm waste data out now

2023 National Olive Industry Conference & Exhibition: so much to learn & experience

PBRI renewal fortifies plant biosecurity through collaborative partnership

Have your say on Hort investments


AOA webinar: Managing olive lace bug

Consumer usage and attitude tracking webinars

AOA Healthy Soils – Smart Farms Grant Compost Trial Results Field Day

2023 Australian International Olive Awards – have you entered yet?

Eyeing a future where fruit pickers are trained by virtual reality


2023 National Industry Conference returns to Australia’s National Capital

Hort Innovation Board vacancies now open

CSIRO launches national soil data and information tool

New tech to sharpen traceability in horticulture

Listen up! Young people’s perspective on the future of rural industries


2023 Australian International Olive Awards – Entries now open

CSIRO roaroadmap charts Australia’s food and nutrition security by 2050

OWI health and nutrition report highlight: flavour profiles of EVOO

Top 10 farm-gate hygiene activities

Women’s leadership scholarship nominations extended


2023 Future Drought Fund Science to Practice Forum

Shape the future of the olive industry: Expressions of Interest for the Olive Strategic Industry Advisory Panel

Cross-sectoral approach to carbon footprint solution

HARPS webinar recording now available

New Olive Wellness resources: educational, credible and evidence-based


Have your say on modernising ag levies

Grower funding available for Hort Connections 2023

Smart Farming Technology Guide for Horticulture

Nuffield Australia Drought Resilience Scholarships

New biosecurity campaign targets hitchhiker pests


AOA/GSOGA present Back to Basics Field Day for VIC growers

2021/22 horticulture statistics now available

2023 Olive Oil Processing Workshop – Mypolonga, SA

Women’s leadership program scholarships available

Webinar: Horticulture International Trade Industry Forum


Webinar to launch 2021/22 Australian Horticulture Statistics Handbook

Farms of the Future Agtech grants

Opposition period open for application to trademark ‘Agrumato’

2023 Churchill Fellowship applications opening soon

NSW Biosecurity and Food Safety Strategy 2022-2030 released


Conference 2023 suggestions welcomed

2023 Churchill Fellowship information sessions

Share your feedback on the OWI’s work

Label extension for control of Anthracnose in olives

Information for growers affected by flooding



Help guide content for the industry communications and extension project

Olive Wellness Institute Scientific Advisory Committee responds to flawed Med diet/dementia study

Hort Innovation welcomes two new Directors

Latest Ag Chemical Update available

Industry feedback sought on Horticulture Sustainability Framework report


2022 AOA National Olive Conference presentations now available online

Hort Innovation AGM; Board candidates announced

Hort Innovation Annual Reports released

Webinar recording explores how Med diet and EVOO can affect mental health

AgriFutures Australia’s 16:5:5 Roadmap released


2022 AOA National Olive Conference & Trade Exhibition – 14-16 October, Devonport, Tasmania – ‘live’ only this year, so don’t miss out!

Last days to book for 2022 AIOA Presentation Dinner and be there to collect your trophy!

2023 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Awards: recognising women with a vision

Updated image library improves Australia’s biosecurity toolkit

Cool-climate growers wanted for climate adaptability research project


We’re counting down to the 2022 AOA National Olive Conference & Trade Exhibition – don’t miss the info-fest!

Join Conference workshop and help set olive levy R&D priorities

New Export Supply Chain Service

Label extension for olive lace bug and scale treatment

New updates to the Biological Products Database


Less than three weeks left to enter 2022 AIOA – don’t miss out!

Registration now open for 2022 AOA National Olive Conference & Trade Exhibition

AOA webinar: Polyphagous Shot-Hole Borer in WA

New blog dives deep into frying with EVOO

Upskill on WHS AND HR fundamentals with Agskilled


2022 Australian National Olive Conference & Exhibition gets physical again

Share your experiences to help beat biennial bearing

Voting entitlements for 2022 Hort Innovation AGM

Women & Leadership scholarships

Webinar series recordings now available


AOA webinar – EVOO shelf life prediction

Entries now open for 2022 Australian International Olive Awards

AOA Central NSW olive workshop

Share your experiences of working in agriculture

New EVOO virtual sensory kit


OWI webinar journeys from Tree to Table

Grower case studies – see your levy in action

Got an issue new Ag Tech may solve?

National Plant Biosecurity Strategy released

Strategic Investment Plan performance report now available


Women’s health and nutrition the focus of next OWI webinar

Horticulture industry unites to firm up sustainability approach

Webinar recording: reducing fertiliser costs with soil carbon

Nuffield Scholarship for an Australian primary producer

New multi-levy project tracks consumer trends and marketing effectiveness


2022 Olive Oil Processing Workshop goes physical again!

New Hort Innovation CEO appointed

Webinar – Food and Mood: How the Mediterranean Diet and EVOO can impact mental health

Informing irrigation decisions with remote weather stations

Australian Horticulture Statistics Handbook 2020/21


March date for AOA Healthy Soils Field Day, Riverina, NSW

Ongoing funding for national fruit fly management project

New Annual Investment Plan available

Churchill Trust information session for horticulture sector

Five simple steps to re-jig your spray rig


New PHA Strategic Plan 2022-27

Have your say on National Biosecurity Strategy Consultation Draft

New Soil Wealth ICP project focus topics for 2022

Host a young Australian and help start a career in agriculture

New search function on Hort Innovation website



Third time lucky! Dates set for 2022 National Olive Conference

2022-2026 Olive Strategic Investment Plan now available

Ag-tech facility breaking new ground for horticulture

New Hort Innovation directors, chair and deputy chair elected

iMap Mobile surveillance unit trial in Victoria’s Wimmera region


AIOA Presentation recording now available online

Hort Innovation AGM 2021

Provide your feedback on the 2021 AOA National Virtual Conference

Registrations open for 2021 National Biosecurity Forum

Annual Report 2020/21 released


Annual industry ‘info-fest’ starts this afternoon

Get the facts on heart health in new OWI e-book

2021 AOA Technical Webinar recordings now available

New tool to assess and improve SME’s digital maturity

Biosecurity Month at Hort Innovation


Table olives in focus as AOA Technical Webinars continue

Register now for 2021 AOA National Olive Industry Virtual Conference

Applications now open for 2021 Women & Leadership development scholarships

Competition results show OliveCare® is the key to success

Update on International Trade R&D and Marketing projects


Get expert answers at AOA Technical Webinars

COVID strikes again! 2021 National Olive Conference goes Virtual

NSW Riverina AOA Healthy Soils Regional Field Day – COVID update

New free ebook from the OWI unpacks Immune Health

Sustainability Framework released


AOA Healthy Soils – Healthy and Productive Groves Regional Field Days: final event, NSW Riverina

OWI releases new educational resources

2021 Olive Industry Grove Productivity & Marketing Survey

New $28 million program to improve farm productivity

2022 Nuffield Scholarships – nominations now open


Deadline extended to provide feedback on Draft Strategic Investment Plans

Webinar recording: Soil organic matter, biology & mineralisation – the challenges and complexity of estimating mineralisation rates

New plant biosecurity community established

OliveCare® Best Practice webinar series

Final report on sensory training project now available


Production quality: using talc as a processing aid

2021 Olive Industry Communications Survey – please share your feedback

Draft 2022-2026 Strategic Investment Plans available soon

Retention of Permit for Dimethoate use on olives

Get up to speed on Organic Soil Amendments


IOC Newsletter March 2021 – focus on Australia

New e-book gets to the bottom of olive products and gut health

Meet the Hort Innovation Regional Extension Team

Final Strategic Agrichemical Review Process (SARP) report now available

International Market Access Assessment Panel (IMAAP)


AOA Processing Webinars get technical

Preventing olive product fraud

2021 National Awards for Excellence nominations now open

Share your feedback on the OWI’s past and future work

Strategic Investment Plan update process underway


Prepare for harvest 2021 with AOA Processing Webinars

New chemical permit for olive pest control

Nuffield Australia webinar series: 2019 scholar presentations

New OWI podcast unpacks The Importance Of Nutrition And Dietary Guidance

Australian Horticulture Statistics Handbook 2019/20 launch event


Healthy Soils Field Days to be confirmed by individual event progressively

Latest ag chemical update available

National Fruit Fly Strategy released

New resources from the Olive Wellness Institute

Help shape the Australian-grown Horticulture Sustainability Framework



Dates for Healthy Soils Field Days announced

R&D levy investments projected to deliver $40.5M of value over 30 years

New fungal disease found on olives in Australia

Spray technology: a guide to getting it right

Find Grove Innovation news easily with new OliveBiz Index


Olives levy payments now overdue: have you paid – and should you?

2020 AOA National Olive Conference recordings available

Quality shines through at 2020 Australian International Olive Awards

2019/20 Hort Innovation annual reports now available

Plant industries unite against exotic pest threats


2020 AOA Virtual National Olive Industry Conference gets underway today

Australian International Olive Awards: counting down to the “big gongs”

New research compares olive leaf extract composition and quality

Bushfire recovery research underway

Pest Warriors join the national biosecurity force


Head online for 2020 AOA Virtual National Olive Industry Conference

Webinar: Upscale Your Table Olives Operation

IPDM project resources now available

New online course on plant biosecurity in Australia

Webinar: Trade initiatives to support the sector through COVID related impacts


Got questions fermenting? Interactive webinar has the answers

Women in horticulture scholarships

Olive Wellness Institute keeps the information coming

Renewed funding for plant biosecurity research

Annual overview of national plant biosecurity released


Update on Xylella research

2021 Nuffield Scholarships now open

Looking for export market access? Hort’s TAP is meeting again soon

OWI shares olive oil science through Healthed webcast

Key sustainability issues identified for Australian horticulture


Productivity webinars make their mark

Apply now for 2020 Masterclass in Horticultural Business

Webinar: foodservice sector and COVID-19

Biological Product Database

New Hort International Trade Hub


Productivity webinars Zoom in to fill the COVID-19 void

Profitability program: Insights for a successful on-line marketing business

Learn the ins and outs of Olive Leaf Extract

Australia joins international plant health research network

2018/19 Horticulture Statistics Handbook released


Healthy Soils Field Days postponed; Productivity Webinars coming

Producers set to ferment following AOA-Linda Costa Table Olive Workshops

Fill your social isolation time with Olive Wellness!

Review of report on recycling solid waste

Sensory training continues online with TasteBook®


Boort Processing Workshop cancellation

Field days highlight importance of soil health

Ag chemical regulatory updates

Applications open for 2020 Churchill Fellowships


High-tech map shows orchards impacted by bushfires

National table olive workshops with Linda Costa: registrations closing soon

Learn the facts around rancid fats and oils

Share your pest and disease experiences for the 2020 Strategic Agrichemical Review Process

Don’t miss out: Register now for final Sensory Training Workshops


Information available for growers affected by bushfires

Venues announced for national table olive workshops with Linda Costa

Tune in to brand-new Growing Matters

Take your career further with the 2020 Masterclass in Hort Business – last days to apply



Linda Costa returns for national table olive workshop tour

Have your say on the sustainability of Australian horticulture

Liking the OWI’s work? Got a suggestion for future offerings?

2019 Conference presentations now available online

TasteBook™ Rounds 6 and 7 combine to explore Kalamata olives and flavoured oils


2019 Conference: information, information, information … and fun!

Fats and oils in focus as AOA co-hosts 2020 World Congress

Listen up, because Growing Matters!

Hunter Valley wraps up 2019 sensory workshop program

2018/19 Olive Fund Annual Report released


2019 National Olive Conference & Trade Exhibition: learn how integrated systems provide sustainable, healthy local food production

Register now for final sensory training workshops

Latest snapshot of plant biosecurity system released

Leadership development scholarships now available for women in horticulture


Open the door to healthy retail sales

Olive IPDM Masterclass: is your grove advisor registered?

Olive groves on the map!

Explore the use of EVOO as medicine


Nutrigenomics, fats and the Mediterranean diet – make the connection!

2019 AIOA – much more than just a competition

Chemical permit update for Olive Lace Bug control

Olive IPDM Masterclass to upskill professionals

Come for the Conference … and then explore Albury


Exercise Fastidious findings strengthen preparedness

Hort Innovation Strategy 2019-2023 released

2019 Communications and Extension Survey now underway – it’s time to have your say!

Chemical permit update for Anthracnose control

Horticulture leads Australian agriculture in value and on-farm efficiency


Research partnership opportunity

Have your say on Olive Industry Communications: Survey starts 24 June

Olive Growing manual now easier to reference

Join Hort Innovation at Hort Connections 2019

Taste, learn, discuss and share at TasteBook™/OliveCare® workshops


Learn how to pick a Picual with TasteBook Round 5

Healthy focus for 2019 National Conference

Hort Internship Program creates future industry leaders

Put your senses to work at TasteBook™/OliveCare® workshops

Explore the evidence around olive leaf extract and immunity


Still time to share your ideas for Hort Innovation’s new Strategic Plan

R&D Insights online and accessible 24/7

Research initiative ramps up plant biosecurity investment

Plan smarter using latest hort industry data

April webinar explores the EVOO – fertility connection


WSU-AOA IPDM Field Day resources online and accessible 24/7

Olive grower agri-chemical use survey

Hort Innovation launches new easy reference website

Cultivate your idea through a Hort-funded Churchill Fellowship

TasteBook Round 5 explores varietal variance


Are you prepared for the new air cargo security requirements?

Webinars provide health practitioners with olive health facts

Boost your quality at AOA Olive Oil Processing Workshop

Xylella co-ordinator appointed

Latest hort industry data and insights now available


Still time to input on spray drift management

Final round of IPDM Field Days: don’t miss the chance to learn how to protect your grove

New R&D project boosts protection against Xylella

New R&D project final reports published

Share your ideas for Hort Innovation’s new Strategic Plan



2018 Conference and IPDM presentations now available

Have your say on spray drift management

Exercise Fastidious tests response to Xylella detection

Are professionals getting the message about olives and health?

AGM proves diversity is core business at Hort Innovation


IPDM Field Days continue in Vic, SA and Tas – be there and PROTECT YOUR GROVE!

2018 Conference & Trade Exhibition an outstanding success

Hort Innovation AGM – 23 November 2018

Levy Fund 2017-18 Annual Reports released

OliveCare® Code of Best Practice program extended


Deficit irrigation – less can do more!

Women in Horticulture: more than $135,000 in leadership development funding available

Event Kit for growers “ready to go” for Conference delegates

National IPDM Field Day program continues in Queensland

Grove walks provide a wealth of answers


Understanding the olive levy

Reminder: secure your voting entitlements for Hort Innovation’s 2018 AGM!

Drones in Groves’ – Michael Thomsett

‘Everyday’ campaign update

Hort Innovation Independent Review of Performance

Taking Australian olive products to the world


SALUTÉ OLIVA: Watch the video!

TasteBook Live – Sensory Workshop with Dr Soumi Paul Mukhopadhyay

Olive Oil Food Service project: new collateral to be available at Conference

Table Olives Workshop with Linda Costa

Field Tour Saturday 20 October 2018: visit Junee Licorice & Chocolate Factory and Coolamon Cheese!


Dane Thomas, SARDI: Impact of Climate Change on the Australian Olive Industry

AOA 2018 Conference

Dr Pablo Juliano, CSIRO: Megasonics and oil extraction


Keynote speakers announced for 2018 Conference

Interested in benchmarking your business?

Olive pest and disease workshops announced


New Agvet funding for the olive chemical program

EOI: Hort Innovation’s Director Nomination Committee

Handbook reveals production, consumption and trade data


Prominent chefs champion Australian EVOO

Funding available for women in leadership roles

Olive chemist’s ‘diplomacy’ important for Australian growers


Export handbook supports EVOO sales to China

Riverina selected to host 2018 conference

Hort Masterclass helping boutique grower verify olive investment


Olive IPDM extension workshops on the way with small business focus

EVOO usage and attitude information squeezed out of consumers

Get closer to previous olive research


Fellowship brings international knowledge to Australian industry

Update on minor use permits for pesticide use

Chefs’ use of Australian EVOO ‘limited’, survey shows



New project focuses on Black Scale, Olive Lace Bug and Anthracnose

Project putting risk on olive industry’s radar

Recent research findings available


Industry advisory panel helps guide investment direction

Conference shares important industry reminders

Code of practice builds push for quality and freshness


Five minutes with Hort Innovation Relationship Management Lead Will Gordon…

Time is now to formulate fresh ideas for prestigious study scholarships

Educating on EVOO excellence

Plan reflects olive industry priorities


Conference delegates invited to talk about innovation

Minor use permits bring major benefits to industry

Growers invited to measure industry performance

About the olive levy