California Olive Growers Concerned Drought Plan May Allow Fly Infestation To Worsen

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Olive growers are facing a big threat in the form of a tiny fruit fly that could end some olive oil production.

To make matters worse, they say an offer from an irrigation district to help families save money is instead backfiring and making the infestation worse.

Richard Wolf is happy to see as many olives as are in his trees currently, but it’s not guarantee the olive fruit fly won’t hit his crop again.

“We had 40 percent less oil production last year,’ he said. Others were hit worse, losing their entire crop.

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