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Emerald Ash Borer Found in Oregon
As some of you may have heard, Emerald Ash Borer, or EAB was discovered in Forest Grove, Oregon on June 30, 2022. EAB is a beetle that infests ash trees and can be devastating to our forest communities. This is the first time that EAB has been recorded in Oregon and the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) is following an Emerald Ash Borer Readiness and Response Plan.
Olive trees have been found to be a potential host for EAB. Ash trees are the preferred host for EAB, however, there is also a risk to olives trees. We want to share this information among our growers for awareness, so that you may be on the lookout for this invasive pest in your area. If we hear more information in relation to EAB and olive trees we will update this page.
First Monday Update
May 21, 2019 – Olive Oil Times, “Oregon Project Aims to Improve Olive Oil Sector“
May 25, 2018 – Digger Magazine, “Are Olives Viable for Oregon?“
May 2018 – Oregon Live, “Yes, You Can Grow Olive Trees in Oregon; Here’s How: The Pecks“
April 1, 2018 – Oregon Wine Press, “Oregon’s Growing Olives“
September 28, 2017 – Capitol Press, “Olives Take Root in Oregon“
Fall 2017 – Cultivating, “Dallas Grower at Forefront of Oregon Olive Growth“
Olive Growers Needs Assessment and Survey
The Olive Growers Needs Assessment and Survey is available! Find it in the Grower Survey section.
Are you a small farmer seeking to diversify your farm? Are you interested in expand into a high-value crop and/or value-added product? Follow along with our research to gain a better understanding the potential for olive production in the Oregon’s Willamette Valley.
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