Spotted Wing Drosophila Discussion Group

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Aronia Spotted Wing Drosophila Discussion Group

This listserv allows Aronia enthusiasts to share information, experiences and questions about monitoring, sharing and managing SWD on Aronia plants. Information, experiences and questions about SWD in commercial, research operations or at homes are most welcome. Take a moment to sign-on and then post a question or share an observation.

Spotted wing drosophila (SWD), Drosophila suzukii, is a fruit fly that infests economically valuable small fruit and tree fruit crops, including ripening cherry, raspberry, blackberry, blueberry, and strawberry crops. The SWD now appears to be well established in many fruit growing regions around the country. Growers and researchers are working together to seek and implement effective pest control strategies.

For questions, concerns or to be added or deleted from this list please contact:
James Theuri
Extension Educator - Local Food Systems and Small Farms
University of Illinois Extension Grundy, Kankakee and Will Counties

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