Get to know the comprehensive curriculum of ESAO Olive Oil Master Consultant program

Discover the path to excellence in the world of olive oil through our cutting-edge educational program

Discover the benefits of becoming a certified olive oil consultant

The ESAO Olive Oil Consultant Master not only provides you with in-depth knowledge about one of the healthiest fats in the world, but also offers a wide range of benefits both professionally and personally.

THE IMPORTANCE OF ONLINE TRAINING

In today's digital era, online education has emerged as an essential tool for learning and professional development. A few years ago, the idea of completing a 100% Online Master in Olive Oil would have been unthinkable.

Fat yield of olive oil

Yields in Olive Oil Yields in olive oil refer to the amount of oil that can be extracted from a given quantity of olives.

Olive Oil Production Forecast in Spain 2023/24

Campaign 2023/24, 15% more than the previous one and 34% below the average of the last four. The Olive Oil School of Spain (ESAO) presents an updated report on the olive oil harvest in Spain for the 2023/2024 season, reflecting a detailed and promising outlook for this sector.

Increase in Olive Oil Prices

Olive oil, an essential component of the Mediterranean diet and a key player in global cuisine, has experienced a significant price increase in recent months, specifically over the last year.

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Unraveling the Intriguing Defects in Olive Oil: An Exploration of Challenging Aromas

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Unraveling the Intriguing Aromas of Extra Virgin Olive Oil: A Unique Sensory Experience

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Olive and Olive Germplasm Bank: Preserving Biodiversity and the Olive Industry

The germplasm bank is an invaluable genetic reserve that seeks to safeguard the biodiversity of these important agricultural species.

5 articles to listen to about the importance of EVOO quality awards

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3 articles to listen to about the commercialization and export of Olive Oil

Listen to this article In our constant quest to provide an even more enriching experience, we are pleased to announce that our articles on Olive Oil Marketing and Exportation are now available in audio format. We understand that everyone has different content consumption...

Olive Oil Production Forecast in Spain 2023/24 Campaign

For the forecast of olive oil production in Spain for the next campaign 23/24, we will take as a reference the reproductive biology of the olive flower buds in Spain, since these figures will be representative in terms of world production of olive oil. it means.

3 articles to listen to about quality EVOO elaboration

Improving the production and quality of your EVOO will increase sales and improve your income statement. Now you can listen to the articles on the ESAO blog where you will find the keys to quality production.

5 articles to listen to about professional olive oil tasting

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. With the idea of making all the information about the professional tasting of Virgin Olive Oil more enjoyable and accessible, we have optimized our written content with audio. Now you can listen to the ESAO...

Master the Olive Oil Business: watch our Webinar

Are you interested in developing a successful business in the olive oil sector? Look no further! Watch our free webinar on "How to develop a successful business in the olive oil sector." This exclusive event, presented by a seasoned expert in the industry, will equip you with...

3 articles to hear about your olive oil business

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. We are happy to announce that it is now possible to listen to the ESAO blog articles. You can listen to all the articles related to our Master Olive Oil Consultant Certification by clicking on the play...

Olive Oil: Greece - Spain fighting together, not competitors

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. During the month of February, the ESAO Management team has made a prospecting trip to learn more about the olive oil market in Greece. The trip has covered the areas of Peloponnese and Crete which together...

Processes which you can obtain a productive olive grove

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. The olive tree produces abundant crops when there are no important limiting factors. The production in the olive tree is thus achieved by minimizing or eliminating limiting factors and not so much by...

Expoliva 2023

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. Professionals from the ESAO Admissions Department, the Olive Oil School of Spain, as well as the tutors from the ESAO Online Campus participate in Expoliva this year. The Expoliva International Fair takes...

Everything that our olive grove management training has to offer you

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. The quality of extra virgin olive oil begins in the field. The selection of the best plot in the olive grove, the optimum moment to harvest the olive and the limiting factors of the olive grove will...

What is the importance of glasses for an olive oil tasting?

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. When we talk about virgin olive oil tastings we have to differentiate the type of tasting we have decided to attend since depending on the importance and the rigor with which it is carried out, we have to...

Olive Oil tasting course: oil assessment and improvement points

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. Training in olive oil tasting follows a continuous upward trend. The awareness and global trend towards healthy products, added to the rise of the Mediterranean diet, has made extra virgin olive oil part of...

What can you learn in an extra virgin olive oil tasting?

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. First of all, we are going to differentiate a virgin olive oil tasting from a virgin olive oil tasting course. An olive oil tasting is an activity and specific experience, where depending on the type of...

List of virgin olive oil sensory analysis laboratories

The tasting panel is the necessary instrument to carry out a sensory analysis of virgin olive oil. What does a tasting panel consist of? It is a minimum group of 8 people. These people have been previously selected for their special interest in tasting. These people are trained...

List of Physico-Chemical Olive Oil Testing Laboratories

The International Olive Oil Council (IOC) recognizes laboratories that prove to be suitable for physicochemical evaluations of virgin olive oil. This is an important recognition for laboratories and a guarantee for anyone who wants to know the physicochemical quality of a virgin...

3 requirements to export olive oil

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. When we try to establish the requirements to export olive oil, we could fill 300 sheets with the amount of information necessary to export olive oil. From the necessary documents, list of operators,...

Yields in olive oil

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. We are in the middle of the olive campaign and the oil mills are starting to work. In the first place, it has been costly to determine the specific date, day and time of olive harvest since you have to be...

Why is it important to do the ESAO Master Olive Oil Consultant Certification?

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. Obtaining high-quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the ultimate goal. But having tasting notions it's not enough because you have to know where is coming from what are tasting comes from. Olive oil is the...

5 tips that will help in your master miller day to day

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. The elaboration of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) is not an exact science. We find a multitude of factors that all intervene in the manufacture of our oil. All the factors that intervene, in turn, depend on...

2022/23 Olive Oil Campaign

The 2022/23 campaign for olive harvesting and olive oil production is expected to be disastrous, both in quantity and quality, despite the fact that prices are around €4 euros or €4.5. We are talking about a drop in production of around 11% worldwide and 45% at the Spanish...

What must be taken into account to start an oil export process?

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. When we decide to start an olive oil export process, we have to think that it is a procedure that requires not only an economic investment, but also time and strategy. We are going to see a series of steps...

Why is important to have trained staff to detect olive tree plagues?

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. The early detection of diseases, pests, nutritional disorders and other management problems is undoubtedly the most useful tool and undoubtedly fulfills the classic premise that prevention is better than...

Difficulties to export olive oil to the United States

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. We will start by looking at the data on which we have based ourselves to have the United States (USA) as a target within the export of olive oil. The USA has 328.2 million inhabitants (in 2019). The GDP...

What is the organic olive grove?

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. An ecological olive grove is one in which the management tries to be sustainable and respectful with the environment. Said management will be demonstrable through a certifying company. Synthetic chemicals,...

What is the recommended frequency for olive trees irrigation?

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. The olive tree has a behavior with respect to water very different from that of most crops, since it develops its greatest physiological efforts not in summer, but in spring and autumn.

Why is sensory analysis important when tasting olive oil ?

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. Different consumer organizations focus on their interventions related to Virgin Olive Oil (VOO). Sometimes they carry out random checks with unsatisfactory results. In one of the last studies that we carried...

How ESAO can help you selling olive oil

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. Deciding to embark on the olive sector and specifically the sale of olive oil is not an easy or straightforward path since it is probably the most stressed link in the entire value chain of the olive...

What diseases can appear on your olive trees?

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. The incidence of the different diseases and pests of the olive tree that can arise in an olive grove or even in a single individual, depends on the following factors: Variety Microclimate Macroclimate Soil...

Master Olive Oil Consultant: the olive oil sector from production to selling

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. The olive oil sector is a sector of extraordinary relevance in countries of the Mediterranean basin, since they are producing countries. However, this relevance is increasing in non-producing or...

What are the most common diseases in olive trees?

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. Generally, the less extreme the summer and winter temperatures, and the higher the relative humidity throughout the year, the higher the incidence of pests and diseases in the olive grove. The olive grove on...

Are you ready to set up a business in the olive oil sector?

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. This is a question that should be asked by anyone who wants to be part of the olive oil industry. Setting up an olive oil company or having your own olive oil business is an interesting decision.

Why is it important to have notions in olive tree consulting?

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. Of all the fats consumed in the world, olive oil represents approximately 2% of the rest of the fats consumed. This data means that the market share that olive oil has left to enter homes, 98%, is really a...

What requirements do you need to market oil?

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. When we talk about marketing olive oil, like any other agri-food product, you must follow the current legislation of the country in question. However, in most countries, you need some basic requirements that...

Steps to become an olive oil expert

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. Becoming an expert in olive oil is not an easy task, since the olive oil industry is made up of a multitude of areas or variables, all of them different but closely related to each other.

Differences between formation pruning, production pruning and renewal pruning of the olive tree

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. In the first place, what we have to know before talking about the differences between the different types of pruning is that the hierarchical premises that govern pruning are: Adapt the structure of the...

What are you going to learn in the master miller course?

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. The Online Campus of Olive Oil School of Spain (ESAO), already has all its training in online format. The Master Olive Oil Consultant Certification is one of the trainings with great demand and acceptance.

How important is marketing in the commercialization of olive oil?

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. The olive oil business is part of the agri-food sector, and as such, it is being one of the sectors where efforts for development and innovation are managing to catch up with other sectors such as commerce...

Factors to consider to get started in the olive oil industry

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. There are many people interested in getting into the olive oil business. From people related to the olive oil sector as companies not related to the sector but in both cases they want to start in the sale of...

5 essential facts about the olive oil market

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. You are interested in the olive oil market. Regardless of the position you hold in your olive oil company. Regardless of whether you are a professional, amateur or simply a lover of olive oil and regardless...

How to be an olive oil sommelier

Being a taster of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) is a question, more related to interest and persistence than to the innate abilities of a person or the famous “gift” with which one is born. This statement is what we intend to develop throughout this article, where we are going...

Different aspects to take into account in an olive oil tasting

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. Before starting with the different aspects to take into account in an oil tasting, we will give a brushstroke on the importance of virgin olive oil at the international level. The Mediterranean diet,...

Key tips to improve processes in the olive oil sector

Virgin olive oil, as its name indicates in an olive juice, which is obtained by exclusively physical procedures. Its production process is subject to a series of critical points, which, as we work on them, the quality of the final product will be affected. The knowledge and...

How training can help your olive oil business

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. If you are thinking of having an olive oil related business, or you already have one, the first thing you have to do is know all the idiosyncrasies of this sector since it is a sector full of particularities...

Free webinar: How to make an oleotourism proposal in a Pandemic

From ESAO we want to pave the way to offer the user a new world of experiences around the oil sector. Today more than ever, oil mills need new qualified professionals, Oil Tourism Experts, who take the reins of this area that brings so many benefits to this Sector.

3 keys to become an olive consultant

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. The olive oil sector is increasingly professionalized and with a higher business volume. Companies that are usually dedicated to sectors other than olive oil are taking their sights towards the olive oil...

How our olive oil courses could help you

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. The Olive Oil School of Spain slogan is: knowledge, development and growth. Knowledge is the first step and the foundation of any company. The foundations to carry out any project must be based on knowledge,...

5  Key points of an Oleotourism proposal

Have you considered developing an oleotourism proposal? Not sure where to start? In this post we present the 5 key points to develop and design a successful oil tourism proposal.

How important is the pruning of the olive grove?

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. The European olea species includes both cultivated olive trees, as well as wild olive trees or wild olive trees. Practically the only difference between the two subspecies, consists of the amount of...

Online olive oil classes for EVOO lovers

Extra virgin olive oil is imposing itself with increasing force in all balanced diets. Thanks to its recognized value as a pillar of the Mediterranean diet, olive oil is being the protagonist of the best international cuisines. Increasingly, the quality of olive oil is reaching...

Chemical analysis of Olive Oil

In this post we are going to look at the method and procedures to guarantee the authenticity and quality of extra virgin olive oil: testing.

At ESAO we want to help you market olive oil

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. Marketing olive oil is one of the great challenges of the olive sector and that is that we take care and worry about producing quality, and sometimes we are not aware that, perhaps, it is harder, more...

Olive oil course equal to trained staff

The olive oil sector is making a big change. The professionalization of the agents involved in the olive oil sector is becoming a reality that we will see over time.

Recognition of the best Spanish olive oils

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. It is important to know that the highest quality category within the classification of different olive oils is extra virgin olive oil.

Conversations ESAO Guide: José Antonio Rico Navarro, CAECV president

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. José Antonio Rico Navarro is president of the Valencian Community Ecological Agriculture Committee (CAECV) since 2015, although he was already chairing the entity between 2005 and 2010. Since the birth of...

Know all the prizes in the ESAO olive oil awards

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. The ESAO Awards are the Official Awards organized and managed by the Olive Oil School of Spain. They have been held annually since 2015 in order to contribute to the promotion of the highest quality Extra...

Conversations ESAO Guide: Chef Gregorio Arranz

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. Gregorio Arranz, chef specialized in pairings with Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO), as well as professor of Gastronomy at ESAO, presents his opinion and vision on the world of olive oil. The chef also...

Meet the ESAO Awards: Olive Oil Awards

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. Olive oil is in fashion, the culture of olive oil is slowly but surely reaching every home in the world. Chefs are, little by little, becoming aware that Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) can be one of the great...

How our Export and Marketing course helps you export olive oil

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. One of the ESAO's training courses that has accompanied the School since its inception has been the course on Exportation and Marketing of Virgin Olive Oil (only available in spanish).

Conversations ESAO Guide: Marta González, ESAO Executive Director

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. Marta González (Madrid, 1977) ten years ago came to the executive management of ESAO, the Olive Oil School of Spain, the training school for the olive sector, with maximum performance and which organizes the...

Why profesional training is important for an olive oil manufacturing process?

In the production of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO), one of the main requirements if we want to bet on the quality and success of the oil mill or cooperative is to have workers trained in production, among others.

Why is important to have trained workers for extra virgin olive oil production?

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. In the production of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO), one of the main requirements if we want to bet on the quality and success of the oil mill or cooperative is to have workers trained in production, among...

Know our olive oil sommelier course for professionals in the sector

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. We understand olive growing as the set of techniques that are applied to the cultivation of olive trees and other oleaginous plants as well as to the improvement of oil production. When we refer to the olive...

Conversations ESAO Guide: Christoph Sippel, Eurofins Analytik GmbH

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. Christoph Sippel is a food chemist and has been working at Eurofins Analytik GmbH (Germany) since 2000. He is the Deputy Head of the Accredited Virgin Olive Oil Tasting Panel by the International Olive...

In ESAO we want to help you get the Olive Oil Sommelier Certification

We are going to start this article by describing what ESAO is and what its purpose is. The Olive Oil School of Spain - ESAO, was born in 2010 with the aim of offering training on the olive oil sector. It was the first highly specialized school in the Olive Oil sector.

How training helps you in the olive oil production process

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. The olive oil sector is gradually evolving towards a professionalized sector and where more and more training is becoming a requirement without which we see that there is no future.

Why is it important to be an award-winning olive oil?

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. One of the main questions that ESAO students ask us, whether they are producers or marketers or entrepreneurs, is whether or not it is important that an olive oil is awarded, if the awards are important and...

Conversations ESAO Guide: María José San Román

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. María José San Román, chef at the Monastrell restaurant, recognized with a Michelin Star since 2013, shares her relationship with olive oil and tells what it brings to her kitchen.

Conversations ESAO Guide: José Miguel Herrero, General Director of the Food Industry

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. José Miguel Herrero Velasco is the general director of the food industry. He has held different positions in the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. In addition, he is the author of several...

Olive Oil Tasting

The sensory analysis of virgin olive oil is one of the great challenges of Spanish society.

What is an Olive Oil Master Miller?

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. A master miller is the person in charge of carrying out the virgin olive oil extraction process. Nowadays he has also been called Production Manager.

High temperatures during the olive tree flowering

On many occasions, we are arriving at the end of May in Spain suffering periods of temperatures about 5ºC higher than the average for those dates. Depending on the elevation above sea level, there will be olive trees in the moment of setting new fruits, opening the flower or...

Extra Virgin Olive Oil in gastronomy

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. Its consumption is not limited to the regions or territories of origin of olive cultivation but has become a sign of quality in the kitchens of many countries, granting each food for each dish the...

Best International EVOO: Best olive oil in the world award

What is the best olive oil in the world? There is not just one correct answer to this question, and this is the main reason why the Olive Oil School of Spain has created the ESAO Guide. Find the best Extra Virgin Olive Oils in the ESAO Guide.

How to know which is the best extra virgin olive oil in the world?

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. When it comes to evaluating and knowing which is the best extra virgin olive oil in the world, a series of criteria must be taken into account as professionally as possible.

Are awards important to be the world's best olive oil?

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. Talking about Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) is not easy. We are used to look at them in long lists, but making these lists is not a simple task.

What is an Olive Oil Mill?

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. When we speak of an Olive Oil Mill, Almazara in spanish, we refer to the place where the olives are processed to obtain the oil.

Where to take an online Master Miller Course

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. The change in today's society, from a face-to-face training system to an online system, is undoubtedly one of the great social changes that have occurred. Traditionally, Olive Oil Master Miller courses have...

How to be a good master miller

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. During the ESAO Master Miller training inside the Master Olive Oil Consultant Certification, we will reveal the keys to becoming a good Master Miller.

ESAO Guide of the Best Extra Virgin Olive Oils (EVOOs) of the World

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. The ESAO Guide of the Best Extra Virgin Olive Oils (EVOOs) of the World belongs to the Olive Oil School of Spain’s program aiming at improving the quality and promotion of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. It is being...

Why bet on oleotourism?

Oleotourism provides undeniable benefits for olive oil mills and cooperatives that are committed to quality. It is a movement that is growing more and more strongly around the variety of tourist activities related to the production of olive oil, whose objective is to publicize...

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) is without a doubt a multi-functional food item; its complex aromas and flavors make it a versatile part of our gastronomy that few foods, and needless to say fats, can match.

How is Olive Oil made

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. Known for its health benefits as a key component of the Mediterranean diet, Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) is a natural juice of a fruit, the olive. Extra virgin olive oil is the highest olive oil quality, an...

Olive Oil Tasters

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) is the highest quality olive oil there is . It is one of the healthiest fats and besides the health benefits its consumption provides, it is a joy to savour and to use in...

The Olfactory Sense in Virgin Olive Oil

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. In the sensory analysis of virgin olive oil we work on the olfactory and taste sense. The olfactory sense is the one that tells us in the first place if it is a fresh oil or an old or defective oil.

Technological changes in the Virgin Olive Oil Extraction Process

This work collects a global vision of the technology necessary for the extraction of virgin olive oil, comparing the different extraction processes, that is, the old three-phase centrifugation and pressure systems with the current two-phase centrifugation system.

Mediterranean Diet and EVOO

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. The Mediterranean Diet is synonymous with wellness and health. It is part of the Intangible Heritage of Humanity. It is more than just a diet, it is a philosophy of life, in which taking our diet as a basis...

How is ESAO coping with the COVID-19 crisis?

Interview with Susana Romera, technical director at ESAO in order to know her opinion on the current situation of Covid-19 and the tasting of virgin olive oil.

Olive Tree Pruning and Alternate Year Bearing

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. In order to explain Olive Tree pruning and Alternate Year Bearing, we need to consider each of the yearly seasons.

Olive grove management: Mulching branches and vegetative soil coverage

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. Olive tree mulch has proportionately more carbon and less nitrogen than what there is in the totally decomposed humus content of soil. Especially the wood, which is almost entirely cellulose.

Large Accounts and bottled extra virgin olive oil

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. In this article, we are going to see some of the topics discussed with Óscar Díaz, a collaborating professor in the ESAO Online Campus and an expert in marketing with more than 20 years of experience in the...

Benefits of Olive Oil

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. The health benefits of consuming Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) are well known, but what are the scientific foundations that support this belief? In this post we will delve into the knowledge of the...

US Tariffs for European Olive Oil

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. At ESAO, we want to approach tariffs in the US and the problem this is causing to European olive oil.

The importance of maintenance at the mill

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. One can never overemphasize the importance of good maintenance and proper useage of olive oil machinery.

Critical moment: Olive sprouting

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. Between February and May, depending on the winter temperatures to which the olive tree is subjected, the sprouting of the flower buds occurs and the most important flux of vegetative growth of the year...

Tariffs for Spanish Olive Oil

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. At ESAO we want to get closer to the tariffs in the US and the problem it caused in 2020 for Spanish olive oil.

8 Key Steps for Extra Virgin Olive Oil Extraction

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. When a new olive oil campaign is about to begin, most producers and master millers have a very clear goal: to bring the best Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) to the market. To achieve this result, there cannot...

Olive Tree Nutrition: Calcium and Magnesium

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High quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. When we talk about the quality of virgin olive oils, the highest one is extra virgin olive oil. There are two types of analytics to classify virgin olive oil: physical-chemical and sensory. We will see in...

Key moments when the olive tree should not suffer water stress

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. We should not think of the olive tree as a vegetable, or as a citric or subtropical tree, since those plants developed in environments where there was never any water stress. The olive tree is adapted to...

Why your olive tree leaves need maximum light exposure?

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. Olive tree branches need to have maximum light exposure. The more light exposure the leaves and fruit get, the greater the production of photoassimilates, and hence, the greater the growth of sprouts and...

Olive tree pruning

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Nitrogen in the olive tree

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. Apart from CO2, water and sunlight, plants need mineral nutrients for their metabolism. Without these nutrients, the plant cannot complete its life cycle. The root is the organ that absorbs mineral...

Total, partial and no tilling and bare soil year round

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. This is the oldest technique of all. Tilling is done several times a year, which totally eliminates weeds. Tilling is more or less deep, depending on the time of year, to improve infiltration and diminish...

Use of the Talcum Powder in Olive Oil Production

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. Authorized talcum powder acts as an adjuvant. We understand adjuvants as: different substances which are added to industrial processes in order to improve them, obtaining better work conditions and/or...

Common pests in the olive tree

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. Here are the main common pests that can affect olive trees and our recommendations to treat them. Olive tree mite (Aceria oleae) Prays oleae Glyphs (Margaronia unionalis) Olive weevil beetle (Otiorhynchus...

Olive Tree Nutrition: Phosphorous and Potassium

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. Phosphorous Phosphorous is involved in the reactions that need metabolic energy, such as sprouting, growth, fruit setting and maturation. Low leaf levels of phosphorous produces short sprouts and leaves, low...

Ideas to start designing an olive oil sales process

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. In this article we will start by defining what it means to follow an olive oil sales process, the second is to decide if you are going to embark on a business adventure with your eyes open or closed. You can...

Luminous nutrition and adequate water are all Olive tree leaves need

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. In the leaves (and unripe fruit as well) photosynthesis occurs, which consists of the fixation of carbonic-anhydride that is taken up with water from the roots by the stomas. Light acts as a source of energy...

The olive tree as xerophytic plant

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. The wild olive tree is found in the entire Mediterranean basin. Broadly speaking, the Mediterranean climate is defined by its hot, dry summers with relatively rainy and mild fall and spring, yet there is...

Interview: Susana Romera, Olive Oil School of Spain Technical Director

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. Susana Romera: "Olive oil is the healthiest fat for human body, but it is not used that much" Olga Beklemisheva, Olive Oil Sommelier by ESAO, the Olive Oil School of Spain, co-founder of the Russian project...

Reinventing the business model in the olive oil sector

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. “You can resist an army attack, but not an idea whose time has come” Víctor Hugo

Olive Tree Nutrition: Boron, Zinc and Iron

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. ¿Do you know these three elements that influence in the olive tree nutrition?

Types of olive oil

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. There is a wide range of olive oil types in the market, as well as some confusion on this issue. Being able to taste and know what type of olive oil you have in your hands is the basis for any food...

Olive Tree Disease: Emplomado and Tuberculosis

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. Emplomado This is a fungal disease whose symptoms and control techniques are similar to repilo.

Mechanical removal

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. The mechanical removal is the system used above all in organic olive groves. The necessary weeding is done to keep herbaceous plants at a minimum. In this system very high levels of organic matter is...

Olive tree common plagues

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. Most common olive tree plagues

Sustainable businesses: 20 keys to transform olive companies

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. In this article, Jesús Ferradás, Consultant and Marketing Trainer at ESIC and speaker at the Higher Program in Business Management for the Olive Sector, tells us what, in his opinion, are the main problems,...

10 tips for creating a successful olive oil brand

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. Here are the ESAO's 10 tips for creating a successful olive oil brand for the olive oil market.

Maximize soil infiltration in your olive grove

Soil is the physical support of the tree, and where it fulfills all its water needs and a large part of mineral nutrients. Soil management needs to be more efficient in dry farming than in irrigated systems because if watering is impossible, the tree has to fulfill absolutely...

Olive oil and breast cancer

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. Consuming Olive Oil helps to protect women against breast cancer. Olive oil reduces the risk of breast cancer up to 68%. According to data from the Predimed study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Olive Tree Disease: Verticillium Dahliae

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. Verticillium Dahliae is a disease provoked by a fungus that affects the vascular system. It obstructs the vascular bundles that transport sap and gradually causes whole branches to dry out and can even kill...

When should olives be harvested to obtain top quality EVOO?

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. This article tells us the keys to know when to pick the olives to obtain the highest quality in the production of your Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO).

Why export extra virgin olive oil to the US?

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. The US is one of the priority markets for the commercialization of Olive Oil. Sometimes, we think about the complications that can arise when exporting extra virgin olive oil to the US since it is a...

Organic olive grove

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. Organic farming aims to produce while respecting the environment to the highest degree, without using synthetic products. In the specific case of olive orchards, in comparison with conventional farming there...

Olive tree disease: Olive leaf spot - Repilo (Fusicladium oleagineum)

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. The Repilo (Fusicladium oleagineum) or olive leaf spot is the main fungal disease found in the olive grove. The annual costs for controlling it are quite high, at least in areas of medium to high relative...

Weeds and wood in the olive tree

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. The consequences of weeds and wood in the production of the olive tree can be explained in the following way: in spring, our parcel of land is able to produce a certain quantity of plant biomass.

Tools for regulating olive tree harvest quantity and quality

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. Wen pruning and olive tree, we reduce the quantity of wood in the crown, improve ventilation and sun exposure to the shoots, and when a large harvest is expected, it regulates production and thus minimizes...

Main limiting factors in olive production

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. It is common knowledge that quality in virgin olive oil starts in the field. The theories that say a good oil is created in the mill, or that the most important thing is the yield are long gone. Focusing on...

Olive tree, a perennial Mediterranean woody plant

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. For almost their entire life cycle, annual plants take in nutrients from the soil through their roots. These nutrients are needed in the above-ground area for plant growth. Then, during the last moments of...

The olive tree as domesticated plant

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. Already in the Paleolithic era in the Mediterranean basin, the fruit of wild olive trees was collected and the oil was extracted using rudimentary means. The olives were very small and had little oil content.

Olive grove management: Is it as good as it could be?

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. If we walk through any olive growing area, it is usually easy to discern with the naked eye the plots of different owners simply by the different management that each one performs. This should make us...

3 Keys to improve sales and the price of your olive oil

Listen to this article Your browser does not support the audio element. One of the main mistakes that olive oil companies make is to think that to increase sales it is necessary to lower prices. This strategy of lowering prices would only be useful when our brand of olive oil or...

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