Efficacy of commercially available predators, nematodes and fungal entomopathogens for augmentative control of Drosophila suzukii

@article{Woltz2015EfficacyOC,
  title={Efficacy of commercially available predators, nematodes and fungal entomopathogens for augmentative control of Drosophila suzukii},
  author={James M. Woltz and Kelly M. Donahue and Denny J. Bruck and Jana C. Lee},
  journal={Journal of Applied Entomology},
  year={2015},
  volume={139}
}
The recent arrival of Drosophila suzukii, an invasive pest of soft‐skinned fruit with a wide host range, has resulted in increased production costs for growers and the need for additional insecticide applications each growing season. There are few effective organic insecticides for D. suzukii, and insecticide use in conventional farms may be disruptive to natural enemies, suggesting a need for effective biological control to combat D. suzukii. Commercially available natural enemies were… 
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