Spotted Wing Drosophila

Spotted Wing Drosophila Update: August 30, 2019

SPOTTED WING DROSOPHILA UPDATE:  AUGUST 30, 2019 Click on photo to enlarge. David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist; Frank Drummond, Professor of Insect Ecology/Entomology; Christina Howard, Produce Safety Professional Spotted wing drosophila fruit fly numbers continue to rise at most of the berry farm locations we’re monitoring. All sites […]

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Spotted Wing Drosophila Update: August 16, 2019

SPOTTED WING DROSOPHILA UPDATE:  AUGUST 16, 2019 Click on photos to enlarge. David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist; Frank Drummond, Professor of Insect Ecology/Entomology; Christina Howard, Produce Safety Professional Spotted wing drosophila fruit fly numbers remained high at the berry farm locations where they have been over threshold for […]

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Spotted Wing Drosophila Alert: August 9, 2019

SPOTTED WING DROSOPHILA ALERT: AUGUST 9, 2019 David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist; Frank Drummond, Professor of Insect Ecology/Entomology; Christina Howard, Produce Safety Professional Spotted wing drosophila (SWD) fruit fly numbers increased at nearly all of the berry farm locations we are monitoring in Maine this week. We are […]

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Spotted Wing Drosophila Alert: July 26, 2019

SPOTTED WING DROSOPHILA ALERT: JULY 26, 2019 Click on photos to enlarge.   David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist; Frank Drummond, Professor of Insect Ecology/Entomology We have found spotted wing drosophila fruit flies in raspberry and highbush blueberry plantings in Maine over the past week, in most of the […]

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Spotted Wing Drosophila Alert: August 17, 2018

David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist; Frank Drummond, Professor of Insect Ecology/Entomology Captures of spotted wing drosophila (SWD) fruit flies in vinegar/yeast traps in raspberry and highbush blueberry plantings increased significantly at some locations this week, and is above threshold levels at most sites. Our highest counts of the […]

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Spotted Wing Drosophila Alert: August 10, 2018

David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist; Frank Drummond, Professor of Insect Ecology/Entomology Captures of spotted wing drosophila (SWD) fruit flies in vinegar/yeast traps in raspberry and highbush blueberry plantings are now increasing in most locations, and at most sites counts rose above threshold levels, including one site with over […]

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Spotted Wing Drosophila Alert: August 6, 2018

David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist; Frank Drummond, Professor of Insect Ecology/Entomology Captures of spotted wing drosophila (SWD) fruit flies in vinegar/yeast traps in raspberry and highbush blueberry plantings remained low in most locations, although at two sites ((Limington, Readfield) counts rose above threshold levels. (See table below.) The […]

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Spotted Wing Drosophila Alert: July 27, 2018

David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist; Frank Drummond, Professor of Insect Ecology/Entomology We continue to capture spotted wing drosophila fruit flies in vinegar/yeast traps in raspberry and highbush blueberry plantings this week, but mostly in low numbers. (See table below.) While these counts may indicate that populations are still […]

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Spotted Wing Drosophila Alert: July 20, 2018

David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist; Frank Drummond, Professor of Insect Ecology/Entomology We have found spotted wing drosophila (SWD) fruit flies in raspberry and highbush blueberry plantings in Maine over the past week, in most of the locations where we have set up traps. (See table below.) This compliments […]

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Spotted Wing Drosophila Alert: October 20, 2017

David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist; Frank Drummond, Professor of Insect Ecology/Entomology Trap counts of spotted wing drosophila rose dramatically in some locations over the past week. We are now finding fly numbers in the thousands at more than half of our trapping sites. (See table below.) All sites […]

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