Framed by tall cypress trees and perfectly trimmed rose hedges, Ashanti Estate was the perfect setting for the Table Olive Workshop. Twenty-two attendees, representing large- to small-scale olive operations, came from as far as Oudtshoorn to hone their skills.
If you are finding larvae boring into younger shoots showing signs of wilting or die-back, it is probably the sombre twig pruner affecting your trees.
The Mediterranean olive industry experiences significant losses due to the olive fruit fly (Bactrocera oleae: Diptera: Tephritidae), which negatively affects the production of table olives, as well as olive oil.
“We are still discovering novel health benefits resulting from the consumption of extra-virgin olive oil,