Spotted wing Drosophila management guidelines in Michigan blueberries

Updated document provides guidance on spotted wing Drosophila management in blueberries for 2015.

June 17, 2015 - Author: Rufus Isaacs, Michigan State University Extension, Department of Entomology

With the ripening of early blueberry varieties approaching in southwest Michigan, there is a need to review methods for minimizing the effect of spotted wing Drosophila (SWD) in this crop. Michigan State University’s guide to managing SWD has been updated for 2015 to include more information on monitoring techniques and control approaches. These are described in detail in the document, “SWD Management Recommendations for Michigan Blueberry.”

These guidelines can be found under Crop Recommendations at MSU’s Spotted Wing Drosophila website as a PDF file that can be downloaded and printed for easy reference.

Dr. Isaacs’ work is funded in part by MSU’s AgBioResearch.

Tags: agriculture, apples, berries, blueberries, cherries, fruit & nuts, invasive species, msu extension, pest management


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