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Re: Climate Chaos and Crop Production

Unread postby Shaved Monkey » Mon 13 Nov 2023, 05:23:34

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I was just in Greece and they were using regular oil on their Greek salads because olives didnt fruit because of drought same in Spain were production has halved ,they are the biggest exporters (they were importing oil from Argentina)
Turkey banned exports to try and stabilise prices
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Re: Climate Chaos and Crop Production

Unread postby theluckycountry » Mon 13 Nov 2023, 06:46:57

2019 Australian olive oil production is estimated at (21.5 million litres)

2023 While the Australian olive harvest is not officially tracked, the AOOA estimates a yield of 18 to 19 million liters. The oil yield is definitely lower than average because of the cooler growing conditions, but the quality of oil remains high because the fruit ripened slowly,” said David Valmorbida, president of the Australian Olive Oil Association (AOOA).


So, the cooler La Nina was not good for our crops. Better luck this year with much higher El Nino temps.


https://australianolives.com.au/austral ... 0Australia.
https://www.oliveoiltimes.com/productio ... nes/122654
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Re: Climate Chaos and Crop Production

Unread postby Shaved Monkey » Sun 03 Dec 2023, 19:30:37

theluckycountry wrote:
2019 Australian olive oil production is estimated at (21.5 million litres)

2023 While the Australian olive harvest is not officially tracked, the AOOA estimates a yield of 18 to 19 million liters. The oil yield is definitely lower than average because of the cooler growing conditions, but the quality of oil remains high because the fruit ripened slowly,” said David Valmorbida, president of the Australian Olive Oil Association (AOOA).


So, the cooler La Nina was not good for our crops. Better luck this year with much higher El Nino temps.


https://australianolives.com.au/austral ... 0Australia.



https://www.oliveoiltimes.com/productio ... nes/122654


Its can be either too much water/heat or not enough
It grows over a large geographic and climatically different area in Australia from temperate in Victoria to Mediterranean in SA WA and NSW to subtropical in Qld.
You would think yield would be more stable

The sub tropical groves near me (one which I helped plant) is mainly effected by not flowering if the winters are too hot
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Re: Climate Chaos and Crop Production

Unread postby theluckycountry » Mon 04 Dec 2023, 02:02:30

Shaved Monkey wrote:It grows over a large geographic and climatically different area in Australia from temperate in Victoria to Mediterranean in SA WA and NSW to subtropical in Qld.
You would think yield would be more stable

The sub tropical groves near me (one which I helped plant) is mainly effected by not flowering if the winters are too hot


Back of the property I had in SEQ the old guy put in about 30 acres of them, all in nice rows, installed a pump to the creek, then just left them idle. He wasn't a farmer, just a lifestyle property guy looking for a tax dodge. A lot of that goes on I suspect. He docks all his fuel to it and built a huge shed, which he filled with cars and car parts, like 4 stories high with racking and a forklift. All of it "for the olives"
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