Spotted Wing Drosophila

Spotted Wing Drosophila Update – September 30, 2022

David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist, Phil Fanning, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Entomology, Christina Howard, New Farmers Program Manager Spotted wing drosophila fly counts have dropped at all sites this week, but the numbers are still high enough to pose a threat to any late ripening fruit. In past […]

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Spotted Wing Drosophila Update: September 23, 2022

David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist, Phil Fanning, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Entomology, Christina Howard, New Farmers Program Manager   Spotted wing drosophila fly counts have been remarkably stable for the past few weeks at most sites, but the numbers are still fairly high and pose a threat to […]

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Spotted Wing Drosophila Alert:  9/15/2022

David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist, Phil Fanning, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Entomology, Christina Howard, New Farmers Program Manager   Spotted wing drosophila fly counts remain high this week, with trap counts roughly similar to last week, although lower in locations where the spray schedule was recently tightened.  In […]

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Spotted Wing Drosophila Update: September 9, 2022

Spotted Wing Drosophila Alert:  September 9, 2022 David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist, Phil Fanning, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Entomology, Christina Howard, New Farmers Program Manager   Spotted wing drosophila fly counts continued to rise this week.  Trap counts have been very high at all locations, meaning there is […]

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Spotted Wing Drosophila Update – September 2, 2022

Spotted Wing Drosophila Alert:  9/2/2022 David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist, Phil Fanning, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Entomology, Christina Howard, New Farmers Program Manager   Spotted wing drosophila fly counts have risen significantly at most locations this week.  All sites were over the recommended control threshold. We anticipate continued […]

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Spotted Wing Drosophila Update: August 26, 2022

Spotted Wing Drosophila Alert:  8/26/2022 David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist, Phil Fanning, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Entomology Spotted wing drosophila fly counts were over the recommended control threshold at all of our scouting locations this week. Numbers at some sites have risen but most have remained relatively stable.  […]

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Spotted Wing Drosophila Update – August 19, 2022

  Spotted Wing Drosophila Alert:  8/19/2022   David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist, Phil Fanning, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Entomology   Spotted wing drosophila fly counts were over the recommended control threshold at all but one of our scouting locations this week. Numbers are generally rising, although we are […]

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Spotted Wing Drosophila Update – August 12, 2022

Spotted Wing Drosophila Alert:  8/12/2022 David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist, Phil Fanning, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Entomology Fly counts rose significantly at most, but not all, locations this week, perhaps signaling the start of the expected exponential growth of fly numbers we typically see at this point in […]

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Spotted Wing Drosophila Update – August 5, 2022

 Spotted Wing Drosophila Update – 8/5/2022 David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist, Phil Fanning, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Entomology Fly counts are creeping upwards this week but have not yet begun the rapid rise we typically see starting about this time.  Several sites, including Wells, Bowdoinham, New Gloucester, Monmouth, […]

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Spotted Wing Drosophila Update: July 29, 2022

Spotted Wing Drosophila Update:  7/29/2022 David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist, Phil Fanning, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Entomology   Fly counts this week remain at relatively low levels, but at several sites including Bowdoinham, New Gloucester, Monmouth, and Wells, the counts were just above the 6 fly threshold that is […]

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