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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 ANR publications website.

Olive Oil Standards

USDA Olive Oil and Olive-Pomace Oil Grades and Standards

CDFA Grading & Labeling Standards for Olive Oil, Sept 2014 Incorporating Amendments through February 16, 2015. Summary Table of California Olive Oil Standards by OOCC.

Olive Oil Commission of California (OOCC) ensures labeling and quality standards of CA OO.



Monitoring and Control of Olive Fruit Fly (OLF) for Oil Production in California, Dec 2014, CAPCA Adviser. This article culminates more than five years of research and observation on control of OLF and outlines the techniques to achieve adequate control and to produce high quality (defect-free) olive oil in the face of this new pest.

For latest information visit IPM's Olive Pest Management pages.


Olive Fruit Fly adult
Olive Fruit Fly adult



UC Davis Olive Center UC faculty members, research specialists and farm advisors who address the research and education needs of California olive growers and processors. The center also collaborates with institutions worldwide. 

California Olive Oil Council (COOC) a trade association with the mission of encouraging the consumption of certified California extra virgin olive oil through education, outreach and communications.
The COOC has a Seal Certification Program.

Olivino Olive Mill in Hopland, a certified organic facility that offers a full range of production services to olive growers.



Table Olives

Olive Pest Management

Olive Oil Processing

Olive Oil Evaluation

Growing Olives

Olive Oil Industry