The potential economic impact of Drosophila suzukii on small fruits production in Trentino (Italy)

@inproceedings{Ros2013ThePE,
  title={The potential economic impact of Drosophila suzukii on small fruits production in Trentino (Italy)},
  author={Giorgio De Ros and Gianfranco Anfora and Alberto Grassi and Claudio Ioriatti},
  year={2013}
}
Small fruits production is an important agricultural activity in Trentino, a mountain region in the North East of Italy. Between 2000 and 2010 cultivated areas almost doubled, while output increased from about 15 to more than 30 MEUR per year. Overall, this made soft fruits a viable alternative for local growers to the more traditional, and commercially-mature, apple production. This development was recently challenged by the emergence of Drosophila suzukii, first detected in the area in 2009… CONTINUE READING

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