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Spotted Lanternfly

The spotted lanternfly ( Lycorma delicatula ) is a new invasive pest insect in the Mid-Atlantic. It has the potential to be an important pest on several important crops. It has been detected in several states that border Maryland, but has not yet been detected in Maryland. This publication...

Integrated Pest Management

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a common sense approach to managing problems in your landscape. The reason for using IPM can be understood when you think about two common insects pictured below: a lady bug and termites. The former is a very beneficial insect, because it eats other insects,...

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...

Spotted Wing Drosophila Found in Central Maryland

August 26, 2011 A sample of fruit flies was given to me by Bob Rouse, a horticultural consultant, from fruit farms he consults for in Central Maryland; these flies were identified by me and then verified by the USDA as Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) the first find in our state. This is not good, but...
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