Reminder for caneberry growers to complete spotted wing Drosophila national survey by April 30

Spotted wing Drosophila national survey for raspberry and blackberry growers closes April 30. Results will be summarized and used to guide management recommendations.

There is still time to add information about your experiences with spotted wing Drosophila (SWD) in commercial production of caneberries. As of April 11, 156 growers have taken the SWD survey for caneberry growers, which takes an average of less than 10 minutes to complete.

By adding your information, you are helping to support requests to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for expanded insecticide labeling to control SWD. This information will also be valuable to provide background information for grants supporting research to guide management recommendations. All information collected will be summarized; individual growers will not be identified, and individual information will remain confidential.

Please complete the survey only once. If you have questions or concerns, please contact MSU Extension’s Diane Brown at 1-269-944-4126.

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