Spotted Wing Drosophila

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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SPOTTED WING DROSOPHILA UPDATE: August 21, 2020

SPOTTED WING DROSOPHILA UPDATE:  August 21, 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 continued to increase at nearly all of our monitoring sites this week.  At this time of year, the […]

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SPOTTED WING DROSOPHILA UPDATE: August 14, 2020

SPOTTED WING DROSOPHILA UPDATE:  AUGUST 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 numbers increased significantly at all but one of our monitoring sites this week, likely the result of the recent […]

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SPOTTED WING DROSOPHILA UPDATE: August 7, 2020

SPOTTED WING DROSOPHILA UPDATE:  August 7, 2020 David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist, Christina Howard, Produce Safety Professional Click on photos to enlarge Spotted wing drosophila (SWD) fruit fly numbers increased at nearly all of our monitoring sites this week, and we should expect higher numbers next week because […]

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SPOTTED WING DROSOPHILA UPDATE: JULY 31, 2020

SPOTTED WING DROSOPHILA UPDATE:  JULY 31, 2020 David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist, Christina Howard, Produce Safety Professional Click on photos to enlarge. Spotted wing drosophila (SWD) fruit fly numbers continue to increase at nearly all of the sites that we are monitoring. Trap counts this week are mostly […]

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Spotted Wing Drosophila Update: July 24, 2020

SPOTTED WING DROSOPHILA UPDATE:  JULY 24, 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 have been increasing over the past week in most of the sites that we are monitoring.  Due to various […]

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Spotted Wing Drosophila Alert: July 20, 2020

SPOTTED WING DROSOPHILA ALERT:  JULY 20, 2020 Click on photos to enlarge. David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist We have found spotted wing drosophila (SWD) fruit flies in raspberry plantings and late strawberry beds in Maine over the past week in southern Maine locations.  This complements reports from other […]

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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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