pesticides

Feb. 21, 2020

Under Fire, Bayer Seeks to Demonstrate Transparency

Bayer says it will open laboratory studies of new pesticides to outside observers. The initiative comes as the company seeks to become more transparent and curry favor with the general public amid mounting legal challenges.

Jul. 16, 2019

Use of Dimethoate to be Banned in EU

The European Commission will not renew an earlier approval of the active substance dimethoate.

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.

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.

May. 28, 2013

Europe to Push U.S. for Solution on Olive Oil Pesticide Limits

Pesticide residue limits for olive oil will be raised during trade talks in September, according to Italian Member of Parliament Sergio Silvestris.

Mar. 25, 2013

Detained Italian Olive Oil Cleared by FDA

Large shipments of Italian olive oil were cleared when its shipper, Certified Origins, was removed from the FDA's "Red List."

Mar. 21, 2013

Italian Olive Oil Producer on FDA 'Red List' is Costco Supplier

The Italian company that produces Costco's Kirkland's Best brand has had 98 containers detained after the FDA issued an import alert.

Mar. 19, 2013

Olive Oil Detained Due to Pesticide Traces

The detection of pesticide traces has stranded 98 shipping containers of Italian olive oil in the ports of New York and Seattle.