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May. 9, 2022

As Pesticide Bans Loom, Croatian Agronomists Advise Other Methods to Stop the Olive Fly

The use of several popular pesticides will be prohibited in Croatia after the 2022 harvest. Instead, traps, mineral treatments and other agents can help protect olive trees.

May. 4, 2022

Researchers Reintroduce Bats to Andalusian Olive Groves to Combat Pests

Following research in Spain and Portugal, the LIFE Olivares Vivos project aims to reintroduce bats to olive groves, bringing more efficient pest control and soil fertilization.

Jan. 10, 2022

Pests Plague Wild Olives on Croatian Island as Producers Remain Steadfast

The olive borer, fly and moth have damaged olive trees on the island of Pag. Producers insist they will still manage to craft award-winning oils.

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Aug. 2, 2021

Italian Producers Unlikely to Get Dimethoate Extension Ahead of Harvest

With few viable alternatives, farmers will have to find new ways to cope with the olive fruity fly this year.

Feb. 18, 2021

Project Helps Growers Prepare for Challenges Posed by Climate Change

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

Experts in Italy Offer Advice for Olive Growers Combating the Fruit Fly

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.

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Sep. 21, 2018

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.

Mar. 5, 2018

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.

Jan. 8, 2018

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.

Oct. 17, 2017

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.

Jan. 3, 2017

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.

Dec. 2, 2016

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.

Aug. 31, 2016

As Promising Harvest Nears in Italy, Favorable Conditions for the Olive Fruit Fly Too

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.

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Oct. 17, 2011

Olive Fly Adds to Andalusian Woes

Lack of rain is not the only reason forecasts of another bumper year of olive oil production are viewed cautiously in Spain – the olive fruit fly has reared its fearsome head earlier and in greater numbers.

Jan. 26, 2011

California Agriculture Magazine's Spotlight on Olive Oil

Sparked by huge changes in the California olive industry in recent years, California Agriculture magazine devoted an issue to olive oil production and quality factors.

Oct. 29, 2010

French Olive Oil Producers Going Organic

Jean Marie Guerin says he's lucky to be isolated from other orchards. "My domaine is right out in the country, far from any pollution. I don’t have as many flies as the other growers.”

Sep. 8, 2010

Aid for Andalusian Olive Farmers Battling Fruit Fly

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.

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