About Spotted Wing Drosophila and the SCRI SWD Project

Spotted wing drosophila (SWD), Drosophila suzukii, is an insect pest of economically valuable small fruit and tree fruit crops. Known in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest since about 2009, this species now appears to be established in many fruit growing regions around the country. Growers and researchers are working together to implement effective pest control strategies.

Making the Most of Your Insecticide Toolbox to Manage SWD: Jan. 25, 2017, at 9:00 am PST

Will provide recommendations for growers to prepare for the 2017 growing season. Registration is free, but you must register: https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/5c0227f576a61869d746f627e8486654    

Webinar on Organic Management of SWD: February 1, 2017

Join eOrganic for a webinar on organic management of Spotted Wing Drosophila on February 1, 2017, at 2PM Eastern Time, 1PM Central, 12PM Mountain, 11AM Pacific Time. The webinar is free and open to the public, and advance registration is required.

Register now at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8379387290681616900

OSU Extension Releases Detailed and Short Guides to Detecting SWD Larvae in Fruit

Find detailed directions for detecting SWD larvae in fruit, or just review a familiar technique with these publications by Amy Dreves and Adam Cave,  OSU and Jana Lee, USDA-ARS:

EM 9096, A Detailed Guide for Testing Fruit for the Presence of Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) Larvae by Amy J. Dreves, Adam Cave, and Jana Lee. New October 2014, 9 pages, NC

EM 9097, Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD): A Quick, 7-step Guide for Detecting SWD Larvae in Fruit by Amy J. Dreves, Adam Cave, and Jana Lee. New October 2014, 2 pages, NC

The primary funding for this collaborative Spotted Wing Drosophila project is provided by: USDA-NIFA SCRI Competitive Research Grant Number 2010-51181-21167