Olive growers must be quick to beat bug

Olive growers need to check both sides of their olive leaves to determine if the characteristic mottled pattern on the surface is caused by the olive lace bug which will have either eggs, grubs or adults underneath.

An outbreak of one of the olive industry’s worst serial pests has made its way into the Goulburn Valley from NSW, marching through north-east Victoria’s olive groves with devastating effect.

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