The 2018 harvest brings great hope. The strangest of summers have seen high temperatures and they are continuing into late March but intermittent high volumes of precipitation. The effects so far seem to be large olives and crop yields may well be high.

Some groves in our region are already harvesting and that further reinforces one of our competitive advantages in that we can produce oils a full 2 months ahead of some of our southern colleagues. Fingers crossed for dry, warm, bird free, predator-free and disease-free weeks ahead. Remember to get olives to press as soon as humanly possible and store in aerated shallow crates or bins. Also, triple clean and double check your oil tanks and make sure that they are dry.

Our upcoming AGM is to take place this Saturday and it is fantastic that some experienced and high calibre people have put their names forward for the committee.

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