Aug. 2, 2021
With few viable alternatives, farmers will have to find new ways to cope with the olive fruity fly this year.
Feb. 18, 2021
By collecting raw climatic data from around the region, the Med-Gold project aims to be a useful tool for the agriculture sector.
Nov. 12, 2020
Careful monitoring of traps and applying treatments at the right times are among the keys to preventing extensive damage from the olive tree pest, experts say.
Sep. 22, 2020
Roughly 80 percent of olive fruit fly populations on the mainland have genes that confer resistance to one of the most popular pesticides.
Jul. 21, 2020
While the prohibition on dimethoate-based pesticides was delayed until October, farmers and their supporters argue that no alternative treatments are available in time for the 2020 harvest.
Jan. 16, 2020
Producers around the world were asked to rate this year's harvest and share their concerns. Climate change, low prices and a lack of consumer knowledge are at the top of their minds.
Jan. 3, 2017
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.
Aug. 31, 2016
A patchy attack in various parts of the country, due to frequent rains and warm temperatures, have made the last period of the growing season a challenge for olive farmers against one of their most feared pests.
May. 2, 2016
Following a ban on the use of the insecticide dimethoate in France, French olive growers are concerned about the risk of damage to olive trees by the olive fruit fly, and increasing production costs.
Dec. 15, 2014
There is little relief in this "Black Year" for Italian olive oil with challenges seeming to come from every direction.
Sep. 8, 2010
One of the olive grove’s worst enemies, the insect could cause millions of euros of losses if not combated before the next harvest, which begins in December.