Based on a quality image at the heart of a popular Mediterranean-style diet, global consumption of olive oil is growing. But recent growing seasons have challenged supply.
While olive trees are highly drought resistant, an unpredictable climate can still affect yield. Just one topical example is that unusually hot spring weather can provoke trees to shed flowers to preserve water for survival, with obvious implications for the subsequent harvest. Drought and heat can also impact the size of fruit and resulting yield from the press.
Innovative analytical solutions give you the reliable data you need to get the best possible result from the harvest, boosting yield while protecting the famous quality of olive oil products. For instance, you can test the quality of whole olives for oil and moisture directly without sample preparation and you can test paste and pomace for oil depletion to get the most from the production process with the least amount of valuable resources. The testing is done using easy, straightforward benchtop equipment or with state of the art in-line solutions providing a continuous stream of reliable test data directly from the process line.