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Biocontrol of Spotted-wing Drosophila

Multiple biological control agents target SWD, including predators, parasitoids, nematodes and microorganisms such as fungi and bacteria. Predators ambush and eat SWD, removing a substantial portion of them from the production system.

Vaughn Walton, Linda Brewer | Dec 2019 | OSU Extension Catalog

Potential Impacts of Irrigation on Biocontrol of Spotted-Wing Drosophila

A naturally occurring parasitic wasp in Oregon can help control SWD in the state’s blueberry farms.

Vaughn Walton, Dalila Rendon, Linda Brewer | Dec 2019 | OSU Extension Catalog

Monitoring Techniques for Spotted-wing Drosophila

Commercial fruit growers use trapping to monitored for adult SWD in fields and field borders. They monitor other fruits for infestation using a fruit dunk flotation technique.

Vaughn Walton, Linda Brewer | Dec 2019 | OSU Extension Catalog

Improved Chemical Control Strategies for Spotted-wing Drosophila

Several factors should be considered when designing the best insecticide application strategy against spotted-wing drosophila (SWD). The level of control achieved will depend on the life-stage makeup of the SWD population; the product...

Vaughn Walton, Linda Brewer | Dec 2019 | OSU Extension Catalog

Optimizing Chemical Control of Spotted-wing Drosophila

Crop canopy and structure and the type of pesticide spray equipment help determine the effectiveness of pesticide applications.

Vaughn Walton, Dalila Rendon, Linda Brewer | Dec 2019 | OSU Extension Catalog

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