GUIDED DEFENSE MECHANISMS AGAINST OLIVE FLY
The oil fly is a carpophagous species, whose larva, possible damage agent, is a miner of the olive tree drupe.
Assoprol Umbria annually carries out the Monitoring Program of the olive fruit fly (Bactrocera oleae). The work is developed keeping under observation all the areas of regional olive-growing interest, intensifying the monitoring in the most sensitive sectors to the attacks and processing weekly the phytosanitary Bulletin.
The data obtained from the monitoring are included in the DSS that processes the status of infestation and allows to produce an overall report of the Company, in order to provide support to the technician in deciding times and methods of intervention in the fight against the fly.
The results of the monitoring and sampling, integrated with the processing obtained by the computer system, allow the technicians of the Association to have an overall picture of the seasonal trend of the fly populations and then produce the weekly phytosanitary Bulletin which is disclosed at the membership base.