Kelly Hamby, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Entomology, University of Maryland; firstname.lastname@example.org Spotted-wing drosophila (SWD) is a small fly that lays its eggs into ripening and ripe soft-skinned fruit. Although they prefer fully colored ripe fruit, they are… Continue Reading
David Owens, Extension Entomologist, email@example.com Extension entomologists working with spotted wing drosophila, and specifically a group spearheaded by Ash Sial at the University of Georgia, have made updates to insecticide efficacy rankings against SWD. You can find the rankings here:… Continue Reading
Jerry Brust, IPM Vegetable Specialist, University of Maryland; firstname.lastname@example.org A few blueberry and cherry growers in central Maryland have reported fruit damage to their crop from Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) this week. If you grow any small fruit such as… Continue Reading
David Owens, Extension Entomologist, email@example.com Blueberry picking has begun, and the first blackberries and black raspberries are ripening up nicely. What this means is that if you haven’t already, now is the time to be scouting for spotted wing drosophila.… Continue Reading
David Owens, Extension Entomologist, firstname.lastname@example.org If you have to contend with spotted wing drosophila, the following Extension publication may be a useful resource for combining multiple strategies to lessen damage and prevalence, especially for organic production systems: https://secure.caes.uga.edu/extension/publications/files/pdf/B%201497_3.PDF.