Spotted wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii

Spotted wing drosophila occurs in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, South America and Oceania. It is a highly-invasive and destructive pest of soft fruit crops, such as cherries, blackberries, nectarines, apricots, plums, strawberries, peaches and raspberries. Adults lay their young within the tissue of soft fruits, with an average of 13 generations occurring per year. The larvae are difficult to target with pesticides and are massively destructive, often causing between 50-80% reductions in yield and complete crop failure if left unchecked. Russell IPM offer a variety of traps and lures for monitoring and mass trapping as well as a general repellent as part of a push-pull strategy.
Spotted wing drosophila
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