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.
Strawberry field day - Watauga County Cooperative Extension