News – Selvanuova

News

PICK YOUR OWN. Raccolta delle ciliegie fai da te

PICK YOUR OWN. Raccolta delle ciliegie fai da te

Raccogli le ciliegie direttamente dal nostro frutteto biologico, e con la guida del nostro esperto agronomo, scopri come è possibile produrre cibi sani e preservare un ecosistema ricco di forme di vita.

The World Migratory Bird Day

The World Migratory Bird Day

World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is an annual awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. It has a global outreach and is an effective tool to help raise global awareness of the threats faced by migratory birds, their ecological importance, and the need for international cooperation to conserve them.

Extra virgin olive oil and its beneficial effects on health

Extra virgin olive oil and its beneficial effects on health

Extra-virgin olive oil is a phytocomplex, that is to say a product of vegetable origin containing a significant quantity of a wide range of components. Its beneficial effects on health are due to the biological action of these substances.

Selvanuova's Big Five: discover the № 1 and the № 2

Selvanuova's Big Five: discover the № 1 and the № 2

Africa's Big Five animals are very well known. More recently also North America and Europe have tried to identify their iconic large mammals. What about Selvanuova? What are the most exemplary and noticeable wild animals inhabiting our organic olive groves?

Spring in a busy time for nature in our olive groves

Spring in a busy time for nature in our olive groves

Spring has reached its peak in our organic farm, and nature is very busy at recovering from a cold late winter, and making the most before the summer drought.

'Catastrophe' as France's bird population collapses due to pesticides

'Catastrophe' as France's bird population collapses due to pesticides

France's bird population is collapsing because pesticides are decimating the insects they feed on. At Selvanuova we are conserving nature in a productive farm, and we would like to set an inspiring model for other farms.

Getting our soil fertilised by nature

Getting our soil fertilised by nature

At Selvanuova we value wild legume plants because they contribute to nitrogen fixation, thus naturally increasing the availability of this nutrient for our olive trees.

Almond trees in bloom

Almond trees in bloom

These old and almost unproductive almond trees are a key feature of our wildlife-rich olive groves, rewarding us with a marvelous bloom, announcing the end of Winter and the beginning of Spring.

Organic fertilisation with pelleted manure

Organic fertilisation with pelleted manure

Increasing the content of organic matter in the soil and restoring the nutrient balance are cornerstone principles of organic farming. Over the past few days we have been spreading, throughout our 5 hectares of olive groves, 10 tonnes of pelleted manure.

A Winter's day, at last!

A Winter's day, at last!

After an unusually dry and mild winter, we have got two days with below-zero temperatures and a light snowfall.

Numbers prove that our extra virgin olive oil is good for your health

Numbers prove that our extra virgin olive oil is good for your health

Very low acidity, peroxides and UV spectrophotometry data, values being well below all maximum thresholds found in all PDO-PGI quality standards.
High content of antioxidants (polyphenols and vitamin E), so health claims foreseen in EC Regulation 2012/432 can be applied.
Pesticide residues below limits of quantification, thus confirming we are proudly doing organic agriculture.