Spotted Wing Drosophila Update

Joanne Whalen, Extension IPM Specialist;

Over the last 7-day period, we detected our first adult fly in a trap in Sussex County. Although there are no thresholds available based on trap catches, small fruit growers will need to maintain a tight spray schedules for this very damaging insect pest. For more information on management of SWD in fruit, you will want to consider subscribing to Rutgers Plant Pest Advisory You can also check the following link from Michigan State for additional information.

Reminder – you will need to check all pesticide labels for rates, restrictions as well as determine if they are labeled in your state.

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