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Feb. 1, 2016

Study on Fruit Fly Control Wins Research Award

A winning paper proposes on an efficient, economically viable, and environmentally friendly solution to an old problem.

Dec. 15, 2014

After the Olive Fruit Fly and Bacterial Blight, the Dreaded Starling

There is little relief in this "Black Year" for Italian olive oil with challenges seeming to come from every direction.

Nov. 3, 2014

A Harvest to Forget

This part of central Italy is famous for its quality oil grown on stony hillsides, but this year the olive fly has caused havoc in Umbria.

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Nov. 5, 2013

Greek Olive Oil Production Down Fifty Percent

Weather and other natural conditions are being blamed for destroying crops during a critical point of the season.

Aug. 27, 2013

Spain Considers Trial Release of Genetically-Modified Olive Flies

Genetically-modified olive flies will be released in a Catalan olive grove if a field trial is approved in Spain.

Mar. 27, 2013

Latest Data on Weak Spanish Harvest

Spain dribbled out less than 49,000 tons of olive oil in February, about a third of its production last year.

Sep. 4, 2012

Europe Debates Use of Modified Olive Fly

Spain’s crucial olive fly control program gets underway amid debate in wider Europe over whether to allow the use of genetically modified insects as pest control.

Sep. 4, 2012

Warm Weather's Ambiguous Effect on Olives

Warmer weather can serve as a natural pesticide for olive trees, but it will also cause a reduced olive oil production.

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.

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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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