Key tips to fight off olive tree trunk diseases

Research by Dr Meagan van Dyk highlights some tips on how to fight off olive tree trunk diseases. These include:

  • Pruning trees when humidity levels are low, irrespective of the seasons
  • Applying wound protection within the first week after pruning
  • Removing shredded branched from orchards.

Dr van Dyk notes that there is a need for more disease management practices to ensure that pathogen-free material is delivered to producers. Further information the research can be found here.