Natural compounds for controlling Drosophila suzukii. A review

  title={Natural compounds for controlling Drosophila suzukii. A review},
  author={Doriane Dam and Daniel Molitor and Marco Beyer},
  journal={Agronomy for Sustainable Development},
The drosophilid fly Drosophila suzukii is an invasive pest that has recently started threatening fruit production in Europe. In contrast to many other fruit flies, D. suzukii is able to lay eggs in ripening and mature fruits where larvae develop, rendering fruits unmarketable. This preference for ripening fruit requires pest control shortly before harvest, implying a high risk of residues on the fruit if synthetic insecticides are used. As the current management practices largely rely on… 
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