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Olive Fly Can't Take the Heat

Source: Food and Farm News
July 06, 2007

Olive farmers may be able to take advantage of the hot weather to fight a troublesome insect, the olive fruit fly. University of California researchers say high summer temperatures in the Central Valley kill olive fruit fly eggs, larvae and adults. That knowledge helps farmers determine the best times to treat their groves to fight the pest. Experts say most bugs don’t mind the summer heat, but the olive fruit fly and another olive and citrus pest called black scale appear vulnerable.