In the context of the OLIVE_CULTURE Project, ATTC-Vlora started monitoring the olive fly (B. oleae) with various monitoring traps distributed on Pilot farms. From the verification carried out today, we found that in these traps 2-3 olive flies were caught. It’s the beginning of the flight but with a low dynamic. Now is the time to use alternative methods of fighting the adult insect, such as: using Eco traps, hanging plastic bottles with attractive solution (Olipe method), spraying 1 square meter from east every 14 days with the Suksses preparation. The usage of these methods will reduce the population of olive flies and consequently will be caused a low deposit of eggs in the grain. Do not hesitate. It’s time to start with the recommended treatments.
In olive groves under water the situation requires further evaluation as the fly can deposit eggs earlier. Keep in touch with plant protection specialists!