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Experts Offer Tips on Preparing for the Warm Season in Organic Olive Groves

The warm season corresponds to crucial phases for olive trees. Two experts provided their suggestions for the successful management of the organic olive grove in these conditions.

Use of Dimethoate to be Banned in EU

The European Commission will not renew an earlier approval of the active substance dimethoate.
Special Report

In Greece, Olive Trees Suffer From Fruit Fly Infection Ahead of Harvest

The unstable weather of the past summer and the lack of resources to fight the fly are to blame for an ominous outlook.

Will the ‘Beast From the East’ Affect Olive Groves?

As Europe was struck by an intense cold wave originating in Siberia, concerns arose among farmers.
Olive Oil Times Special

Smart System Identifies Olive Fly’s Flutter

A new technology would allow olive producers to identify when the olive fruit fly is present in their groves and react accordingly.

Spain Tests Artificial Intelligence to Manage Fly

A predictive model using artificial intelligence has been developed to help farmers with pest management and ultimately improve production and reduce pesticide use.
Special Report

Oxitec’s Australian Medfly Trials Proceed

Despite delays, British Biotech Company Oxitec is still confident that their genetically modified strain of olive flies will reach further trial stages, but there's a long way to go before growers can access these insects to their advantage.

Difficult Harvest in Italy Leads to Higher Prices

Italian olive oil production in 2016 will probably be half of last year's, yet producers acted in time to maintain high-quality as global prices trend upward.