Wrap up of 2017 Olive Exposium

In case you missed it, here is the wrap up of the Olive Exposium 2017, the only International and Australian Olive Industry event hosted in Australia. Spirits were high at McLaren Vale in the stunning Fleurieu Peninsula during 7-9th February where more than 110 industry experts, influencers, growers, distributors, producers, marketers, researchers and suppliers worldwide…

Olive Tree Plant Pathology & Bio-security

If you have a strange happening in your grove and it is a task for Plant Pathology, please contact directly; Len Tesoriero is a plant pathologist who researches diseases of horticultural crops. He has a strong interest in protecting Australian horticulture’s biosecurity through accurate diagnostic support and surveillance for exotic disease threats. CONTACT DETAILS: Dr…

Help, I have Black marks on the trunks on my olive trees, what do I do?

Hi Amanda,

Please help, we are based in the Hunter Valley and it appears that where moisture runs through the tree is where the problem is (see pictures). It doesn’t look like sooty mould but we had scale and olive lace bug issues. The trees are in urgent need of care. What is the black on the trunks and what do I do? P NSW