Insect Updates

8.13.12 URGENT: Spotted Wing Drosophila Update

By Frank Drummond The state of Maine has secured a Section 18 “Crisis Exemption” registration for a higher rate of Malathion 8Fl that is more effective for the SWD than the lower rate on the existing label. This higher rate is in EFFECT on August 13 and only lasts for 15 days (August 13-28). If […]

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7.31.12 Spotted Wing Drosophila Alert

Dear Blueberry Growers, Many of you have started harvesting. The spotted wing drosophila has been found strawberry and raspberry fields in southern Maine so far, especially in the vicinity of Warren, where one trap in a strawberry field contained 98 SWD flies. We are trapping 30 blueberry fields and found one SWD fly in a […]

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