Spotted Wing Drosophila – Facts for Fancy Fruit

Spotted Wing Drosophila

Populations of spotted wing drosophila continue to increase. As best I can tell, numbers are not at the devastating levels that they were a couple of years ago, but there are still plenty around to cause very serious injury to small fruit. Raspberry, blackberry, and blueberry growers should be on a regular spray program at this point. Grape growers who have varieties that are at veraison or later should also be spraying regularly.

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