Spotted Wing Drosophila

Spotted Wing Drosophila Alert and Berry Notes — August 4, 2023

David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist, Phil Fanning, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Entomology, Christina Howard, Maine New Farmer Project Manager Spotted Wing Drosophila: Numbers of spotted wing drosophila fruit flies caught in our traps have fluctuated a little this past week, with numbers rising or falling a bit, depending […]

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Spotted Wing Drosophila Alert and Berry Notes — July 28, 2023

David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist, Phil Fanning, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Entomology, Christina Howard, Maine New Farmer Project Manager Spotted Wing Drosophila: Numbers of spotted wing drosophila fruit flies caught in our traps in berry fields have increased significantly at most sites this week. Fly counts are now […]

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Spotted Wing Drosophila Alert and Berry Notes — July 21, 2023

David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist, Phil Fanning, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Entomology, Christina Howard, Maine New Farmer Project Manager Spotted Wing Drosophila: Numbers of spotted wing drosophila fruit flies caught in traps that we have set up in raspberry and blueberry fields in Maine have seen moderate increases […]

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Spotted Wing Drosophila Alert — July 14, 2023

David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist, Phil Fanning, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Entomology, Christina Howard, Maine New Farmer Project Manager We have found spotted wing drosophila fruit flies in raspberry plantings and blueberry fields in Maine over the past week. This compliments reports from other New England states indicating […]

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Spotted Wing Drosophila Alert:  10/14/2022

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   This will be the last planned issue of the Spotted Wing Drosophila Alert for the 2022 season.  We like to thank all of the farms that volunteered to be […]

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Spotted Wing Drosophila Alert: 10/7/2022

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 again dropped at nearly all sites this week.  One site in Limington is now below the spray threshold of six flies per trap per […]

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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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