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

Project Type: Graduate Student
Funds awarded in 2015: $9,979.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2016
Grant Recipient: Michigan State University
Region: North Central
State: Michigan
Graduate Student:
Faculty Advisor:
Dr. Rufus Isaacs
Michigan State University
A new fact sheet covering cultural, biological, and chemical control of spotted wing Drosophila in organic crops has been developed by MSU. 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.
Heather Leach
Matthew Grieshop
Rufus Isaacs
Target audience:
This product is associated with the project "Sustainable Pest Management Approaches for Raspberry Growers"
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.