Research need from Focus Group: Development of new biotechnological phytosanitary tools (semiochemicals, attractants, deterrents, repellents, etc.) to control olive pests
biological pest control
integrated pest management (IPM)
Pest / disease control
This is the problem:
This need for research has been identified in FG 33 on "pests and diseases of the olive tree". If you want to know more about it check the final report of the Focus Group.
Search for new semiochemicals and other substances that could be applied to the control of pests in the olive tree to increase its use in IPM programmes. Formulation, synthesis process, application equipment, and cost/benefit studies should be conducted in parallel.