pesticides

Oct. 26, 2021

Puglia Warns Farmers of Ineffective Xylella Fastidiosa Cures

Members of the regional balance commission said no product on the market can cure the Xylella fastidiosa bacteria, which continues to hurt producers across the region.

Sep. 14, 2021

Proposed Label Would Allow Consumers to Compare Sustainability of Food Items

Researchers in France say the label would grade foods' environmental footprint based on its farming practices, biodiversity impact and effect on climate change.

Aug. 24, 2021

Glyphosate Controversy Continues as New Report Concludes Herbicide Is Not Carcinogenic

Health campaigners are outraged with the EFSA’s conclusion, accusing the food safety authority of bending to pressure from industry.

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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.

Jul. 30, 2021

Grant Provides Funds for Researching Xylella Fastidiosa Biopesticides

The European Commission awarded the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant to the University of Jaén to research new methods to curb the spread of the deadly olive pathogen.

Apr. 29, 2021

Olives Among Foods with Lowest Level of Pesticide Residues in Europe, Study Finds

A report by the European Food Safety Agency shows contaminant levels on olives among the lowest of all foods available to consumers.

Oct. 16, 2018

Study in Spain Confirms Olive Tree as Strategic Crop to Recover Biodiversity

Olive groves have lost a lot of their biodiversity, but according to new findings of a study in Andalusia, there still are opportunities for recovery.

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.

Aug. 9, 2018

Organic Treatment Shows Promise Against Xylella

The implementation of an organic treatment with good agricultural practices during a three-year trial gave encouraging results against Xf.

Jun. 14, 2018

Puglia Mandates Pesticides In Fight Against Xylella, Sparking Protests

To combat the spread of the olive-killing Xylella fastidiosa bacterium, Italian agricultural officials are telling farmers to use pesticides to kill the disease's vectors, three spittlebugs, but this mandate has sparked protests and outrage.

Dec. 7, 2017

Europe Okays Controversial Weed Killer

The licence for glyphosate, an active ingredient in weed killers that the WHO classified as carcinogenic, has been renewed by the EU for a period of five years.

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. 16, 2017

A Better Method for Controlling Wild Olive Trees in Australia

A more affordable and time-saving method for culling wild olive trees in Australia has been found in basal bark spraying.

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