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How to Manage Spotted Wing Drosophila in Organic Berries

March 29, 2019 – By Andrew Petran, Growing Produce – Controlling spotted drosophila (SWD) is difficult due to its short generation time, wide host range, lack of natural predators, and even its hearty immune system. Organic growers face an especially hard task, being constrained by control practices that are organically approved. We take a look at current research and best practices for monitoring and controlling SWD in organic systems.

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