Spotted Wing Drosophila

Spotted Wing Drosophila Update: August 26, 2021

SPOTTED WING DROSOPHILA UPDATE: AUGUST 26, 2021 Click on photos to enlarge. David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist, Phil Fanning, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Entomology, Christina Howard, Produce Safety Professional   Spotted wing drosophila catches in vinegar/yeast traps remain high this week. We have seen some dramatic increases in […]

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Spotted Wing Drosophila Update: August 13, 2021

SPOTTED WING DROSOPHILA UPDATE: AUGUST 13, 2021 Click on photos to enlarge David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist, Phil Fanning, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Entomology, Christina Howard, Produce Safety Professional Counts of spotted wing drosophila in vinegar/yeast traps continued to rise in most locations this week. Although the increase […]

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Spotted Wing Drosophila Update August 6, 2021

SPOTTED WING DROSOPHILA UPDATE: AUGUST 6, 2021 Click on photos to enlarge. Spotted Wing Drosophila Alert:  8/6/2021 David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist, Phil Fanning, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Entomology, Christina Howard, Produce Safety Professional   Counts of spotted wing drosophila in vinegar/yeast traps have risen significantly this week. […]

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Spotted Wing Drosophila Update: 7/23/2021

Spotted Wing Drosophila Update:  July 23, 2021 Click on photos to enlarge. David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist, Phil Fanning, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Entomology   While we continue to find spotted wing drosophila fruit flies in raspberry plantings and blueberry fields in Maine this week, the situation has […]

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Spotted Wing Drosophila Alert: July 16, 2021

Spotted Wing Drosophila Alert: July 16, 2021 Click on photos to enlarge. David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist, Phil Fanning, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Entomology   We have found spotted wing drosophila fruit flies in raspberry plantings and blueberry fields in Maine over the past week.  This compliments reports […]

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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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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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SPOTTED WING DROSOPHILA UPDATE: OCTOBER 9, 2020

SPOTTED WING DROSOPHILA UPDATE: OCTOBER 9, 2020     David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist; Christina Howard, Produce Safety Professional       As we finish out the fall berry season, spotted wing drosophila (SWD) fruit fly counts were mostly higher this week, including a season record of over […]

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SPOTTED WING DROSOPHILA UPDATE: OCTOBER 2, 2020

SPOTTED WING DROSOPHILA UPDATE:  OCTOBER 2, 2020   David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist; Christina Howard, Produce Safety Professional   Spotted wing drosophila (SWD) fruit fly counts were variable from site to site this week, with some sites having lower numbers while others saw an increase. As colder weather […]

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SPOTTED WING DROSOPHILA UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 25, 2020

SPOTTED WING DROSOPHILA UPDATE:  SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist; Christina Howard, Produce Safety Professional   Spotted wing drosophila (SWD) fruit fly counts were lower at all but one of the remaining monitoring sites this week. This is likely due to the cooler temperatures, frosts and […]

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