Olive spraying program (coming up)

This from the Tachydromos newspaper and roughly translated and reformatted for easier reading.

The Directorate of Agricultural Economics and Veterinary Medicine Magnesias and Sporades informs olive growers, livestock breeders and beekeepers in the following areas that it is necessary to intervene for the preventative control of olive tree pests.

According to research gathered from controlled insect trapping programs and the weather conditions, the time is right to spray insecticide in accordance with the Dakos olive fly control program. A contractor has been hired to operate two spraying teams in the following areas of Skopelos on the following dates.

Team #1:
Wednesday 16/08/2017

    Agios Konstantinos, Glisteri, Delila and Thrakes (they probably mean Raches)

Thursday 17/08/2017

    Agia Paraskevi, Pefkia, Vromoneri and Diakopi

Friday 18/08/2017

    Potamia, Alikias, Ditropon, Trachili and Panormos

Saturday 19/08/2017

    Papadim, Maratzoni, Michalakis, Karavotsakisma, Agios Ioannis and Kampos

Sunday 20/08/2017

    Stafylos, Voulofas and Kokkinoes

Team #2
Wednesday 16/08/2017

    Kalogiros, Nisi, Thrakes (they probably mean Raches) and Stephani

Thursday 17/08/2017

    Ananias, Pyrgos, Karia, Agios Ioannis and Pefkias

Friday 18/08/2017

    Alinios, Mortero, Kourouni, Papakamati and Potami

Saturday 19/08/2017

    Papadim, Michalakis, Aloupi, Tsimisa and Agios Riginos

Sunday 20/08/2017

    Profetias Elias, Agios Haralampos, Agia Marina, Agios Ierotheos and Limosari (Limnonari?)

The plan is to spray every three olive trees and the program will not last for more than five days.However in the case of local rainfall, temperatures above 28°C or wind of more that 5 Beaufort, the spraying will be temporarily suspended.

Note that in residential areas selective spraying is allowed and land owners are asked to cooperate and help the sprayers to effectively carry out their work. (I suppose that this means opening gates or otherwise allowing access to property).

Also, herders and beekeepers should keep their flocks and hives away from the above areas during the spraying period.


2 thoughts on “Olive spraying program (coming up)

    • Wait and see. People have said that the Dakos population is down this year anyway. Maybe it’s a chance for a “hit ’em while they’re down” approach.

      Readers north of Panormos probably have noticed that the program doesn’t include their trees. I have no idea why nor any sense that there is another spray program in the works.

      It might be good to know what chemical(s) they will spray. I’m fairly sure that it is potent stuff.

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