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Monday, July 23, 2012

Spotted wing drosophila biology and management in North Carolina strawberries

The third in my summer series of spotted wing drosophila (SWD) factsheets focuses on strawberries.  Please note, factsheets are shared via Google Documents, which is great for quickly and easily posting files but does sacrifice image quality.  If you would like a printer quality digital copy of this factsheet. Please email me.

You can find the first factsheet on SWD biology and management in North Carolina caneberries here and the second on post harvest SWD significance and sampling here.

This Thursday I will be attending a strawberry field day in Watauga County, NC at a farm that grows day neutral (summer fruiting) strawberries and sharing information from this factsheet as well as results from our spring strawberry SWD management experiments at the Central Crops Research Station. Day neutral strawberries present unique SWD management challenges because they fruit through fall, when the highest SWD populations of the year occur.  You can read more about day neutral strawberries at the North Carolina Strawberry Association's blog.

More information
Strawberry field day - Watauga County Cooperative Extension

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