Update on SWD Trapping

June 14, 2013 in Fruit Crops

Joanne Whalen, Extension IPM Specialist; jwhalen@udel.edu

As of last week, we had not detected any spotted wing drosophila in our four trapping locations. However, the first suspects were found in Maryland last week and states to our north have started to detect flies in traps. We did find this pest in Delaware during the 2012 season and maggots were found infesting bramble crops. Be sure to consider this pest when making treatment decisions in small fruit, grapes and stone fruit. For more information on monitoring, identification and control of this insect pest be sure to check the following link:
http://www.northeastipm.org/about-us/publications/ipm-insights/spotted-wing-drosophila-in-the-northeast//