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SPOTTED WING DROSOPHILA UPDATE: OCTOBER 20, 2020

SPOTTED WING DROSOPHILA UPDATE:  OCTOBER 20, 2020 Last Issue for the 2020 Season David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist; Christina Howard, Produce Safety Professional Click on photos to enlarge. We have pulled out all of our remaining spotted wing drosophila (SWD) traps from our monitoring sites.  Many thanks to […]

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SPOTTED WING DROSOPHILA UPDATE: OCTOBER 9, 2020

SPOTTED WING DROSOPHILA UPDATE: OCTOBER 9, 2020     David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist; Christina Howard, Produce Safety Professional       As we finish out the fall berry season, spotted wing drosophila (SWD) fruit fly counts were mostly higher this week, including a season record of over […]

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SPOTTED WING DROSOPHILA UPDATE: OCTOBER 2, 2020

SPOTTED WING DROSOPHILA UPDATE:  OCTOBER 2, 2020   David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist; Christina Howard, Produce Safety Professional   Spotted wing drosophila (SWD) fruit fly counts were variable from site to site this week, with some sites having lower numbers while others saw an increase. As colder weather […]

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SPOTTED WING DROSOPHILA UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 25, 2020

SPOTTED WING DROSOPHILA UPDATE:  SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist; Christina Howard, Produce Safety Professional   Spotted wing drosophila (SWD) fruit fly counts were lower at all but one of the remaining monitoring sites this week. This is likely due to the cooler temperatures, frosts and […]

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SPOTTED WING DROSOPHILA UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 21, 2020

SPOTTED WING DROSOPHILA UPDATE:  SEPTEMBER 21, 2020 David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist; Christina Howard, Produce Safety Professional   Spotted wing drosophila (SWD) fruit fly counts were very high in our traps this week. Warm dry weather, combined with adequate food (ripe fruit) has allowed populations to grow.  Now […]

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SPOTTED WING DROSOPHILA UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 14, 2020

SPOTTED WING DROSOPHILA UPDATE:  SEPTEMBER 14, 2020 Click on photos to enlarge. David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist, Christina Howard, Produce Safety Professional   Spotted wing drosophila (SWD) fruit fly counts continue to be very high in our traps around the state this week. The presence of lots of […]

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SPOTTED WING DROSOPHILA UPDATE: September 4, 2020

SPOTTED WING DROSOPHILA UPDATE:  September 4, 2020 Click on photos to enlarge David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist, Christina Howard, Produce Safety Professional   Spotted wing drosophila (SWD) fruit fly numbers remain very high at our monitoring sites this week.  With the ready availability of food (fruit) and no […]

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Spotted Wing Drosophila Update: August 28, 2020

SPOTTED WING DROSOPHILA UPDATE:  AUGUST 28, 2020 David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist, Christina Howard, Produce Safety Professional   Spotted wing drosophila (SWD) fruit fly numbers rose again at most of our monitoring sites this week. This is partly due to more availability of waste fruit in some plantings. […]

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