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2021 Spotted Wing Drosophila Insecticides: Blueberries, Strawberries, Caneberries and Grapes

The University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension has prepared a chart showing trade names, active ingredients, IRAC codes, pre-harvest interval and restricted entry interval rates (days) per acre, and probable efficacy of insecticides used to control Spotted Wing Drosophila on blueberries, strawberries, caneberries, and grapes. Probable efficacy ratings are based on lab and field assays in […]

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Class on Hobby Fruit Trees

Renae Moran will be teaching a class on hobby trees offered through Lewiston Adult Ed. on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, from 6- 7:30pm. Cost is $7.00, Registration is required.     The class will cover: Peaches, pears, plums, cherries and apples. Selecting the best varieties for disease resistance, cross-pollination, winter hardiness and for eating. The […]

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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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