MSU plans workshops on spotted wing drosophila fly

04/24/2012 10:23:00 AM
The Grower Staff

spotted wing drosophila damageCourtesy University of California Extension, Mariposa CountyLarvae of spotted wing drosphila flies feed on soft fruit, such as berries and cherries.Michigan State University Extension is offering three workshops this spring to help growers, scouts and consultants identify and manage spotted wing drosophila.

This exotic fly is a pest of berries and other soft fruit, such as cherries.

Unlike fruit flies that prefer rotting fruit on which to lay eggs, spotted wing drosophila favors fruit just beginning to mature.

Choose from three half-day workshops, April 24, May 15 or June 12, at the Trevor Nichols Research Center in Fennville, Mich., according to a news release

Space is limited to 25 people per workshop, and the cost is $30.

For more information, visit MSU.

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