Spotted wing drosophila impacts in 2013

The eFly SWD Working Group has summarized their 2013 assessment of spotted wing drosophila (SWD) impacts in the eastern US.  Key findings include over $26 million in crop loss in reporting states, over $1.3 million dollars in increased pesticide use by responding growers, and an average of 87% increase in pesticides associated with managing SWD as compared to before this insect pest was detected.

Read more at the eFly site.

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Dr. Hannah BurrackAssoc. Professor and Extension Specialist (Berry, Tobacco and Specialty Crops) (919) 513-4344 Entomology and Plant Pathology - NC State University

Posted on May 13, 2014

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