Olive tree diseases and pests

The olive cultivation faces different pests and diseases. The professional farmer must learn to identify the causes of various olive tree diseases. The preventive control and the application of selective treatments against olive tree pests will help us keep our productive and healthy olive. Although the total eradication of pests and diseases of the olive … Read moreOlive tree diseases and pests

Palpita unionalis (olive leaf moth)

The olive leaf moth  (Palpita unionalis Hübner, 1796), is a lepidoptera cataloged within the secondary pests of the olive tree (Euzophera, Borer, Bud Mite, violet scale, Otiorrinco, Ceramida…) The damage of olive leaf moth is due to the fact that it feeds during its larval state from the tender shoots of the olive. Characteristics of … Read morePalpita unionalis (olive leaf moth)

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)

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

Olive leprosy (Phlyctema vagabunda)

The olive leprosy is caused by infections of the fungus Phlyctema vagabunda (Previously known as Gloeosporium olivae Foschi, 1955). This pest is of a secondary nature and is usually controlled by fungicidal applications that are made to control the olive peacock spot. There are ​​pests of greater economic impact on which the farmer should focus … Read moreOlive leprosy (Phlyctema vagabunda)

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 bud mite (Oxycenus maxwelli)

The olive bud mite, also known as erinosis is produced by at least four species of erythroids. Within the mites (Acarina) of the Eriophydae family we can find in the olive tree the following species: Aceria oleae (Nalepa, 1900) Aculus olearius, Ditrymacus athiasellus and Oxycenus maxwelli. Similar in appearance, they have vermiform shape with a … Read moreOlive bud mite (Oxycenus maxwelli)

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)

Parlatoria oleae – Olive violet scale

It is a secondary level pest in the olive grove, the violet scale (Parlatoria oleae Colvée, 1880) is also known by the common name violet louse. Its presence does not usually present major problems, although in olive groves destined for greening, the application of control treatments may be necessary. His attacks are less frequent than … Read moreParlatoria oleae – Olive violet scale

Olive knot disease (Pseudomonas savastanoi)

Olive tree tuberculosis or knot, is one of the diseases of the olive tree. Warts that appear in olive trees are caused by the infection of the bacteria Pseudomonas savastanoi (Janse, 1982) or pv. savastanoi. The applications of certain treatments and olive care can help disease control. However, current products only help eliminate olive knot … Read moreOlive knot disease (Pseudomonas savastanoi)

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)

Verticillium wilt olive tree

Verticillium wilt olive tree is a disease currently expanding. It has a difficult solution and generates a growing concern in the olive sector. Although there are some olive varieties resistant verticilosis, most of They are sensitive and very affected by the disease. Being a soil fungus, the treatment of Verticillium is virtually impossible and the main … Read moreVerticillium wilt olive tree