Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Spotted Wing Drosophila on Small Fruits

Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD), the fruit fly that is a possible game changer for the small fruit industry, is showing up in numbers across the state.  SWD has been captured at small fruit (blackberry) locations in Henderson County.

Dr. Hannah Burrack has posted a lot of information on her blog, NC Small Fruit and Specialty Crops IPM, about SWD.  Below are some important links that small fruit producers should review.

What growers who find SWD should do:

Factsheet for caneberry growers:

How to monitor SWD:

Information on our SWD monitoring network:*VMN

All SWD posts:

If you think that you have SWD and need help identifying the pest, please contact your local Cooperative Extension office.

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