Apr. 29, 2021
A report by the European Food Safety Agency shows contaminant levels on olives among the lowest of all foods available to consumers.
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.
Feb. 21, 2020
Bayer says it will open laboratory studies of new pesticides to outside observers amid mounting legal challenges.
Jan. 16, 2017
A more affordable and time-saving method for culling wild olive trees in Australia has been found in basal bark spraying.
Dec. 19, 2016
The Olive Lace Bug has impacted Western Australia and is threatening to spread further into the country.
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.
Aug. 27, 2013
Genetically-modified olive flies will be released in a Catalan olive grove if a field trial is approved in Spain.
May. 28, 2013
Pesticide residue limits for olive oil will be raised during trade talks in September, according to Italian Member of Parliament Sergio Silvestris.