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Olive Oil Short Course, July 21, 2014

The Intricacies of Olive Oil: Flavor Characteristics, Cooking and Frying, Enhancing Foods, Marketing

When: 8:30 am-2:30 pm on Monday July 21, 2014

Where: University of California Cooperative Extension, 133 Aviation Blvd, #109, Santa Rosa CA 95403

Course taught by Paul Vossen, UCCE Sonoma Farm Advisor, and panel leader of the UCCE olive oil research taste panel; Richard Gawel, Research Scientist, Adelaide, Australia; Michael Laukert, Chef Hundred Acre, Master Olive Oil Taster & Olive Oil Panel Judge; and Liz Tagami, Tagami International.

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Organic Olive Manual

The Organic Olive Production Manual addresses all aspects of olive production in an organic context. An overview of site selection, olive cultivars and the economics of olives as a commodity provides background. There are chapters devoted to all the important elements of olive orchard culture that are specific to organic production: nutrition, weed control, disease prevention and insect pest management including olive fruit fly. Composting and olive waste management are detailed as part of the sustainable system. Agroecological principles for making the conversion to organic olive production and information about organic certification complete the manual. Available at many UCCE offices, or at the ANR publications website.

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