Spotted Wing Drosophila

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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Spotted Wing Drosophila Alert: July 22, 2022

Spotted Wing Drosophila Alert:  7/22/2022 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 from other New England states indicating that […]

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Spotted Wing Drosophila Update: October 15, 2021

Spotted Wing Drosophila UPDATE:  10/15/2021 Last Issue for 2021 Season 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   This will be the last issue of the Spotted Wing Drosophila Alert for the 2021 […]

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Spotted Wing Drosophila Update: 10/8/2021

Spotted Wing Drosophila Update:  10/8/2021 David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist, Phil Fanning, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Entomology, Christina Howard, Produce Safety Professional     Spotted wing drosophila catches in vinegar/yeast traps were generally lower this week, although all locations still have fly counts well over the control threshold. […]

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Spotted Wing Drosophila Update: 10/1/2021

Spotted Wing Drosophila Update: 10/1/2021 David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist, Phil Fanning, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Entomology, Christina Howard, Produce Safety Professional     Spotted wing drosophila catches in vinegar/yeast traps remain very high, with most still having fly counts in the thousands this week. Although colder fall […]

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