Spotted-wing Drosophila Management on Post-harvest Fruit Waste

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2020: $208,507.00
Projected End Date: 11/30/2023
Grant Recipient: Michigan State University
Region: North Central
State: Michigan
Project Coordinator:
Dr. Marianna Szucs
Michigan State University
Dr. Matthew Grieshop
Call Poly San Luis Obispo
Slides from a presentation given at the 2022 Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. Project presented results from 2021 field trial. We compared spotted-wing drosophila reproduction on waste cherry piles that were left intact, mixed with 15% or 25% chicken manure or crushed using a tractor. Results indicated that SWD and other fruitfly populations were nearly eliminated using all three of the treatments.
Conference/Presentation Material
Charlotte Schuttler, Michigan State University
Nikki Rothwell, Michigan State University
Hannah Burrack, Michigan State University
Matthew Grieshop, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Target audiences:
Educators; Researchers
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