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Olive Psyllid and Olive Leaf Scorch

Source: Food and Farm News
February 18, 2008

Two threats to olive trees … a new pest and a damaging disease … have been found in Southern California. The insect, called the olive psyllid, has turned up in San Diego and Orange counties. It drinks the sap of olive trees and causes other damage. The disease, olive leaf scorch, causes sections of trees to die out. Farmers and crop specialists hope the pest and disease can be kept away from the center of commercial olive production in the Central Valley.