The influence of pruning methods on insect and disease control

The influence of pruning methods on insect and disease control
October 2010/ The Olive Press

Vera Sergeeva and Michael Thomsett | View Article
Insect pests and diseases in the olive grove have significant impacts on production and overall tree health, which if not managed with sound horticultural practices can result in significant economic loss to the grower.

Olive trees are susceptible to a wide range of pests and diseases, including black scale, olive lace bug, peacock spot, cercosporiose and anthracnose.