Developing Drosophila suzukii management programs for sweet cherry in the western United States.

  title={Developing Drosophila suzukii management programs for sweet cherry in the western United States.},
  author={Elizabeth H. Beers and Robert A Van Steenwyk and Peter W. Shearer and William W Coates and Joseph A. Grant},
  journal={Pest management science},
  volume={67 11},
BACKGROUND The spotted wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii Matsumura (Diptera: Drosophilidae), is a newly introduced pest of sweet cherry on the west coast of North America which produces about 97% of the value of the US sweet cherry crop. D. suzukii initially caused considerable economic loss to cherry growers, who were unaware of this new pest. Little control information was available at the time of initial infestation. Pest control studies were initiated to examine the materials, timings and… CONTINUE READING


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