This was an alert from Sonia Schloemann in Massachusetts on June 21.
Just FYI for those with small fruits.
Spotted Wing Drosophila has been confirmed in CT this week. No confirmed cases yet in MA but they are likely to show up soon.
Set out traps asap if you haven't already done so. Seehttp://umass.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a79be8aeff868147564e71610&id=d4a8b22ee6&e=a10c5f7f12 for information on trap construction and deployment.
For identification help, seehttp://umass.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=a79be8aeff868147564e71610&id=36599459bd&e=a10c5f7f12 for the most up to date fact sheet on SWD identification.
Effective control depends on timely action, sanitation (harvest regularly all ripe fruit and remove overripe fruit from the field), and rotation of spray materials to avoid the development of resistance to one class of materials (this is true for both organic and conventional materials).
For a listing of recommended materials see:http://umass.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a79be8aeff868147564e71610&id=0802130d64&e=a10c5f7f12.
Please email vern ([log in to unmask] or ann ([log in to unmask]) if you think you have found the pest.
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