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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Spotted wing drosophila coverage in local media

Female SWD on a ripe red raspberry.  Photo: HJB

Two local media sources have stories on spotted wing drosophila and our recent detections. I spoke with the News & Observer in Raleigh and North Carolina Public Radio yesterday, and both cover SWD in stories today.

This is part of an effort to make as many growers and gardeners aware of SWD before next year's growing season so that, together, we can develop management strategies and determine the extent of the fly's spread though North Carolina and the east coast.

SWD was also featured in the Triad Business Journal, the Richmond County Daily Journal, and

More information
Asian fruit fly may plague state next year - Food -
NC Farmers Face New Foe - North Carolina Public Radio
Invasive Fruit Flies Found in NC - Triad Business Journal 
Heat May Have Helped Growers - Richmond County Journal
Invasive Fruit Flies Found in NC -
NC Small Fruits, Specialty Crop, and Tobacco IPM - SWD Posts

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