2004. AUSTRALIA, INTEREST BUT WITH A COMPLICATED SITUATION

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After a trip to Spain in search of alternatives to the existing harvesting problems on the traditional plantations that had been undertaken in Australia, John and Karen Gorman discovered the super-intensive system which completely resolved their concerns as far as managing olive groves. Moreover, they were able to adapt a large part of the machinery and philosophy of vineyard cultivation. In 2004, they planted their first 6 ha plantation in the town of Cadell in the Riverland Region. The serious situation of a lack of water throughout the continent has caused a slow-down in plantations, and currently, most of the water available is found in the state of Western Australia. In this part of the country, Derek Fisher is the main promoter of this kind of plantation.