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Olive lace bug impacts crop yields for Victorian growers as global demand for oil rises

ABC Goulburn Murray: Anna Chisholm

11 Mar 2024

Olive lace bug impacts crop - image by: DPIRD Western Australia

A native bug has been destroying Victorian olive crops, with some growers losing almost their entire annual harvest. 

Michael Freudenstein, who farms between the north-east Victorian towns of Myrtleford and Bright, said he had never seen his 1,000-tree olive grove so bare.

"This is the first year we've had an attack of this lace bug, and it's been quick and extensive," he said.

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