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Spotted Wing Drosophila Update: 7/24/2014

Spotted wing drosophila captures continue to be low this week.

Please visit the Highmoor Farm website for the July 24, 2014 Spotted Wing Drosophila Update, where you can subscribe to updates.

Image Description: Male Spotted Wing Drosophila

Spotted Wing Drosophila Update: 7/17/2014

Spotted wing drosophila captures are becoming more widespread this week, although numbers are still quite low.

Please visit the Highmoor Farm website for the July 17, 2014 Spotted Wing Drosophila Update, where you can subscribe to updates.

Image Description: Male Spotted Wing Drosophila

Fruit Growers Alert 9/30/13: Spotted Wing Drosophila Counts Remain at High Levels

We continue to capture spotted wing drosophila flies at all of our monitoring sites from southern, mid-state and coastal Maine.

Please visit the Highmoor Farm website for the September 30, 2013 Spotted Wing Drosophila announcement, “Spotted Wing Drosophila Counts Remain at High Levels,” where you can subscribe to updates.

Image Description: Male Spotted Wing Drosophila

Fruit Growers Alert 8/30/13: Spotted Wing Drosophila Continues to Spread

All sites that we are monitoring in southern and coastal Maine now have spotted wing drosophila flies and fly counts have increased at some sites this week.

Please visit the Highmoor Farm website for the August 30, 2013 Spotted Wing Drosophila announcement, “Spotted Wing Drosophila Continues to Spread,” where you can subscribe to updates.

Image Description: Male Spotted Wing Drosophila

Fruit Growers Alert 8/16/13: Spotted Wing Drosophila Spreading, Counts Increasing

Spotted wing drosophila flies were captured in traps in Bowdoinham, Cape Elizabeth, Dresden, Gray, Limington, Livermore Falls, Mechanic Falls, Monmouth, New Gloucester, Springvale, Wales, Warren and Wells.

Please visit the Highmoor Farm website for the August 16, 2013 Spotted Wing Drosophila announcement, “Spotted Wing Drosophila Spreading, Counts Increasing,” where you can subscribe to updates.

Image Description: Male Spotted Wing Drosophila

Fruit Growers Alert 8/9/13: Spotted Wing Drosophila Populations Jump in Coastal Site

Spotted wing drosophila flies were captured in traps in Wells, Cape Elizabeth, Limington, New Gloucester, Gray, Monmouth, Bowdoinham and Corinna this week.

Please visit the Highmoor Farm website for the August 9, 2013 Spotted Wing Drosophila announcement, “Spotted Wing Drosophila Populations Jump in Coastal Site,” where you can subscribe to updates.

Image Description: Male Spotted Wing Drosophila

Fruit Growers Alert 8/2/13: Spotted Wing Drosophila Populations Remain Low

Spotted wing drosophila flies were captured in traps in Wells, Dresden, New Gloucester and Bowdoinham this week. Trap captures continue to be fairly low, with many locations not yet recording any flies.

Please visit the Highmoor Farm website for the August 2, 2013 Spotted Wing Drosophila announcement, “Spotted Wing Drosophila Populations Remain Low,” where you can subscribe to updates.

Image Description: Male Spotted Wing Drosophila

Fruit Growers Alert 7/26/13: Spotted Wing Drosophila Activity Spreading

Spotted wing drosophila (SWD) flies were captured in traps in Wells, Warren, Dresden, New Gloucester, Monmouth, Union and Lincolnville this week. These trap captures indicate that SWD has become active in more regions of the state.

Please visit the Highmoor Farm website for the July 26, 2013 Spotted Wing Drosophila announcement, “Spotted Wing Drosophila Activity Spreading,” where you can subscribe to updates.

Image Description: Male Spotted Wing Drosophila

Dill Talks to WLBZ about Fruit Flies

James Dill, pest management specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke to WLBZ (Channel 2) about fruit flies and the damage they cause crops. Dill said the flies are attracted to all ripening berries and the only thing he can recommend to combat them are sprays such as synthetic pesticides.

Fruit Growers Alert 7/19/13: Spotted Wing Drosophila Counts are Rising

Spotted wing drosophila flies were captured in traps in Warren (6 males, 3 females) and Wells (2 females) this week in a strawberry field and raspberry field, respectively. These trap captures indicate that this insect is becoming more active in Maine.

Please visit the Highmoor Farm website for the July 19, 2013 Spotted Wing Drosophila announcement, “Spotted Wing Drosophila Counts are Rising,” where you can subscribe to updates.

Image Description: Male Spotted Wing Drosophila


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University of Maine Cooperative Extension


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UMaine Cooperative Extension: Insect Pests, Ticks & Plant Diseases
491 College Avenue
Orono, Maine 04473-1295
Phone: 207.581.3880, 800.287.0279 (in Maine) or 800.287.8957 (TDD)E-mail: extension@maine.edu
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Orono, Maine 04469
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