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SWD

Spotted Wing Drosophila in Cherries in Southern Maryland

June 2013 Growers and an alert county agent, Ben Beale, have found what most likely will be an infestation of spotted wing drosophila (SWD) in cherries in southern Maryland (St. Mary’s County). I say "most likely" because I have the cherries and the maggots but it is very difficult to identify SWD...

Spotted Wing Drosophila Traps – Monitoring Adult Flight

Monitoring the adult flight of SWD will be important before grapefruit development this spring. Presence of the pest is the first step to determine future management strategies. Monitoring can take place immediately this growing season and persist throughout the season. All growers are encouraged...
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