Meloidogyne incognita

The gill nematode or grilles (Meloidogyne incognita), is a plague of low impact in the traditional olive grove, thanks to the rusticity of the olive tree. The olive tree nurseries and the new plantations of olive groves on crops previous tobacco, cotton, sunflower… may have problems, being necessary to monitor the infections of Meloidogyne incognita. Symptoms … Read moreMeloidogyne incognita

Glyphosate herbicide

Glyphosate herbicide is currently the best-selling herbicide in the world. Monsanto had the patent until 2000 when it expired and became public domain. Because there is no patent, this product is generic and can be produced by any chemical company. Due to this, there is a lot of competition and its price is very economical compared … Read moreGlyphosate herbicide

Pseudocercospora cladosporioides (olive leaf spot)

The olive leaf spot, also known as leaded olive is caused by the fungus (Pseudocercospora cladosporioides Braun 1993). It affects the vigor of the olive tree by damaging the leaves and causing its premature fall to the ground. The most accepted name of the fungus causing olive leaf spot is Pseudocercospora cladosporioides. However, publications with the … Read morePseudocercospora cladosporioides (olive leaf spot)

Otiorhynchus cribricollis

Otiorrinco or beetle of the olive tree (otiorhynchus cribricollis gyllenhaal, 1834), It is a secondary pest with little impact on the traditional olive grove. However, in young olive groves and intensive plantations can cause damage of some consideration. Therefore, in these cases, control is necessary when there are important populations of the olive beetle. This … Read moreOtiorhynchus cribricollis

Olive rot

Various fungi cause olive rot, the best known for their incidence are the soapy olive (Colletotrichum), Leprosy (Phlyctema wanderer) and the olive fruit root  (Dalmatian Sphaeropsis). Other fungi that are considered secondary pathogens and even fungi saprophytes penetrate the olives that have been damaged. Spreading fungi reduces fatty performance and get worse the quality of … Read moreOlive rot

Liothrips oleae Costa

Liothrips oleae Costa, popularly known as olive spider, Liothrips oleae Costa, belongs to the order of the tisanópteros (small neoptera insects). Its incidence is usually small and is considered a secondary pest of the olive grove. The insect is also called black louse, due to its dark color and small size. The plague was identified … Read moreLiothrips oleae Costa

Olive tree climate

The olive tree climate requirements, significantly influences in the productive development of a particular olive variety. Type of exploitation of cultivation: traditional, intensive olive grove, super high density in hedge … The olive grove of intensive surface (7×7, 7×6, 6×5 meters) is suitable in fresh dry areas or with the possibility of irrigation. However, in … Read moreOlive tree climate

Olive fruit rot (Sphaeropsis dalmatica)

Olive fruit rot is the damage caused by the fungus Camarosporium dalmaticum (Thüm. 1979) or Sphaeropsis dalmatica in olives. It is spread throughout several Mediterranean countries. Its incidence is usually reduced and unimportant except for certain greening farms. Damage caused by the olive grove The olive fruit rot exclusively affects the fruit without affecting the vegetative state of the … Read moreOlive fruit rot (Sphaeropsis dalmatica)

Anthracnose in olives (Colletotrichum sp)

Anthracnose (Colletotrichum sp) is a olive disease of increasing importance in the Spanish olive grove. It is produced by fungi Colletotrichum acutatum and Colletotrichum gloeosporioides. Initially it only affected olives, but currently fungi produce a toxin that weakens the olive trees by drying the affected branches. It is in the rainy autumn when the fungus has … Read moreAnthracnose in olives (Colletotrichum sp)

Olive tree borer

The ​​plague called olive tree borer, it is formed by two species of insects polyphagous beetles of the Curculionidae family. Hylesinus Oleiperda (Fabricius, 1792), commonly called black borer and Phloeotribus Scarabaeoides (Bern, 1788). The name “Borer“, receives it by the form of the perforations that it realizes in the wood, similar to a hole. Damages … Read moreOlive tree borer

Olive peacock spot (Cycloconium oleaginum)

Olive peacock spot, bird’s eye spot or olive leaf spot (Cycloconium oleaginum (Castagne 1845)) is probably the most serious disease that affects the olive grove. Although there are effective treatments and some olive varieties have certain resistance, its incidence has an important impact on the productivity of the olive tree. In Italy the disease is known as Occhio … Read moreOlive peacock spot (Cycloconium oleaginum)