Olive leaf spot, which is caused by the Spilocaea oleagina fungus, is the most common disease in olive groves, affecting a large number of regions. Olive leaf spot causes round-shaped spots on the leaves, which fall off prematurely. This defoliation weakens the tree, with a significant part of the crop being lost.
The CROP-SCAN® service provides quick, precise data on hydric stress, strength, chlorophyll content and efficiency in photosynthetic activity for all trees in a plot, thus allowing for the early detection of differences in yield that cannot be detected by the naked eye. This allows farmers to implement the necessary measures to optimize the plot’s yield.
The study was made with Arbequina olive tree variety