Olive fly, time to act?

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Pia

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Olive fly, time to act?
« on: December 13, 2015, 08:23:03 PM »
Our olives are badly infested by the olive fly. We have tried pheromone traps, which was not of any effect.
Basically we do not want to use chemicals, but we have decided to try it one year or may be two, and then stop it again.
What we are planning now is to hang bottles with some fluid (naphtalin?? or??) and spray the trees with some chemical afterwards - and now the question:
The right time to do it (the one and the other),
What is best to put into the bottles,
What chemical to use?

Our grove is at Peloponnese, south of Nafplion.
Thank you, Pia
« Last Edit: December 15, 2015, 10:11:03 AM by Alisdair »
Living in Denmark and part time growing olives in the coastal Peloponnese, near Kiveri, close to Nafplion. MGS member since 2010.

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Fleur Pavlidis

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Re: Olive fly, time to act?
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2015, 10:09:10 PM »
You'll find useful information on the MGS website http://www.mediterraneangardensociety.org/olives.html , especially the article on organic olives by Chevrel Traher.
MGS member, Greece. I garden in Attica, Greece and Mt Goulinas (450m) Central Greece

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Pia

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Re: Olive fly, time to act?
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2015, 09:35:24 PM »
Thank you so much, Fleur. We will study this :)
Living in Denmark and part time growing olives in the coastal Peloponnese, near Kiveri, close to Nafplion. MGS member since 2010.

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GRJoe

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Re: Olive fly, time to act?
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2015, 12:08:08 PM »
Found this Poster with the Italian title "La Flora Utile" outside a Masseria in Puglia, Italy, and thought it could be a useful complement to this post as well as to Chevrel Traher's article "Organic Olives."
Joe Breidi
Occasional gardening and garden design wherever possible! Currently living in Puglia, Italy. Special interest in dry climate gardening, and in preserving wildlife.