Integrated Strategies for Management of Spotted Wing Drosophila in Organic Small Fruit Production

Created with SARE support
Heather Leach, Matthew Grieshop, Rufus Isaacs | 2018 | 8 pages

This fact sheet covers the cultural, biological, and chemical control of spotted wing Drosophila in organic crops has been developed by Michigan State University (MSU) with support from SARE. It highlights multiple ways that organic producers of various sizes can integrate non-chemical control practices into their farming. It also includes guidance on monitoring for adult flies and for larvae in fruit, and shows the label restrictions for Entrust SC (the primary organic insecticide used to control this pest) for each of the susceptible crops. The document describes some new approaches to control of this pest that are currently in development at MSU.

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This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.