Project Number: 5352-22430-001-33-R
Project Type: Reimbursable
Start Date: Oct 1, 2011
End Date: Dec 31, 2013
The research objectives include developing information on the basic ecology of spotted wing dropsophila (SWD): seasonal phenology, monitoring, and status of commercial fruit hosts.
1. Compare trapping systems for optimal use in large-scale monitoring of SWD. 2. Determine effectiveness of pesticides to prevent damage/infestation by SWD. 3. Determins susceptibility of commercially produced fruits to SWD.