pests

Experts Offer Tips on Preparing for the Warm Season in Organic Olive Groves

The warm season corresponds to crucial phases for olive trees. Two experts provided their suggestions for the successful management of the organic olive grove in these conditions.

Use of Fungus Found Effective Against Carriers of Xylella

The preliminary results of a field trial show that the Beauveria bassiana fungus reduced the number of meadow spittle bugs, which carry Xylella fastidiosa, by 80 percent.
Special Report

Spain’s Olive Oil Sector Launches Ambitious Research on Xylella

Xylella fastidiosa is a serious concern for Spain's olive oil sector and its interprofessional body is supporting research efforts to fight it.

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.
Olive Oil Times Special

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.

Beetle Could Pose New Threat to Olive Trees

Researchers have discovered that olive trees are the only non-ash species of tree vulnerable to attack from the invasive Emerald Ash Borer beetle with potentially devastating consequences.