Sep. 14, 2023
Sardines, horse urine and yeast are just a few of the ingredients used by organic olive farmers across the Mediterranean to protect their crops from the olive fruit fly.
Jul. 31, 2023
Warm weather, low fruition levels and the emergence of the fruit fly pose significant challenges to olive oil producers towards the next harvesting season.
Jul. 19, 2023
Researchers at the University of California are testing a range of insecticide products for efficacy in controlling olive fruit flies.
Jul. 6, 2023
Growers across Italy told Olive Oil Times that they had, for the most part, experiencing generous blossoming and fruitset. Climate extremes and pests remain a challenge.
Jul. 6, 2023
As olive groves enter their most vulnerable stage of development, authorities said the number of captured flies and observed damage was significantly higher than in previous years.
Dec. 5, 2022
The last few seasons in Slovenia have been characterized by high summer temperatures and a lack of precipitation. Salvation came with heavy September rains.
Jul. 25, 2022
This time, the usual suspects were not responsible for the drying and falling of fruits.
May. 9, 2022
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
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
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.
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.
Dec. 15, 2014
There is little relief in this "Black Year" for Italian olive oil with challenges seeming to come from every direction.
Oct. 30, 2014
Umbria's olive oil production will suffer a dramatic loss, that in some areas could reach 80 percent.
Oct. 20, 2014
The olive harvest has started earlier than usual in the Croatian olive-growing regions of Istria and Dalmatia, bringing disappointing yields.
Jan. 12, 2014
A British biotech firm hopes a field trial of its modified fly will still go ahead despite recently withdrawing its application.