Video outlines research project to track spotted wing drosophila movement across agricultural landscapes. SWD dispersal between wild Himalayan blackberry borders and field crops is being studied with a liquid egg white isect mark.
Summary of SCRI-funded research results from year 3 of the project. It was developed from updated reports and presentations at the 11/2012 SWD Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meeting.
Recognize fruit damage from spotted wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii. 2010. Walton, V., J. Lee, D. Bruck, P. Shearer, E. Parent, T. Whitney, A. J. Dreves. 2010. OSU Extension Publication EM 9021.
We've compiled a list of the most frequently-used resources, reports, and bulletins used by growers and other affected by SWD.
For Cherry Growers
How to distinguish larvae of spotted wing drosophila from those of cherry fruit fly
Prevention - This is only effective if the pest has not made it to the targeted area. Use sanitation practices to destroy fruit culls. Remove other potential SWD habitat. Promptly remove all non-marketable hanging fruit from your fields. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
A list of scientists conducting research funded in part by the USDA-NIFA SCRI grant.