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Spotted Wing Drosophila Returns

by Tim Baker, Regional Horticulturist

Last September, I wrote a column about a new insect pest of fruits, the Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD). This is a tiny fruit fly, which creates havoc by laying its eggs in fruits such as blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, cherries, and others. When the eggs hatch, the larvae eat their way through your fruit, ruining its quality.

My article also included a number of photographs of

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