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.

New Article in Good Fruit Grower Describes Efforts to Control SWD 

SWD – How to stop a proliferate pest?

Peter Shearer, Professor of Entomology at Mid-Columbia Agriculture Research and Extension Center, was the featured speaker on 2/20/15 at an international Spotted Wing Drosophila meeting in Europe. He was featured in an interview on German TV.

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