North Florida Olive Field Day – 2019


Aurelien Rifaut, Agrigrada Corp presents at North Florida Olive Field Day – 2019

The Florida Olive Council, LAA and the Greengate Olive Grove hosted the 2019 North Florida Olive Field Day November 20 near Marianna, FL.  The program included presentations by Florida olive growers and academics from UF/IFAS.   Aurelien Rifaut, of EU corp Agrigrada, having recently installed a 4,000 acre hight density olive grove near Colquitt, GA (40 miles north of Tallahassee), presented details of the project. Our hosts, David and Sally Gist, owners of Greengate, provided a most enjoyable lunch and an olive oil tasting.  We want to also thank our sponsors:  Florida Olive Group (Nursery Stock and Oil/Vineger) and Pieralisi, olive mill manufacturer.



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Below find links to event presentations and other documents.


Aurelien Rifaut, Agrigrada Corporation (will be posted in a few days)

Dr. Glenn Aiken, Director, UF-IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center

Julie McConnell, UF-IFAS Horticultural Agent

Michael O’Hara Garcia, Overview of 2020 Florida Olive

Tom Oleson, Florida Olive Grower – St. Johns County

Dana Venrick, Florida Olive Grower, Volusia County

Eleanor Phillips, UF-IFAS Entomology Department

Myles Albritton, Manager, Hardee County Research Farm


Olive propagation

2019 North Florida Olive Field Day Program

Florida Olive Primer – 2019

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