Spotted wing Drosophila monitoring report survey

Michigan State University Extension is requesting fruit growers take the online spotted wing Drosophila survey to let us know if our statewide monitoring efforts were helpful this 2013 season.

During 2013, Michigan State University Extension coordinated weekly spotted wing Drosophila (SWD) monitoring reports during June, July and August. An example can be seen online at the MSU Spotted Wing Drosophila website. To capture the effectiveness of this statewide effort, we are asking all Michigan fruit producers to take a minute and fill out an evaluation of this program.

We value your feedback and want to ensure that MSU is doing all that it can help producers better manage this invasive pest in all Michigan fruit crops. Your input will help us prepare for a plan for SWD control in 2014. Take the short survey now.

The weekly SWD scouting reports have been funded through Project GREEEN and MSU Extension. This output is generated through a scouting and reporting network of MSU Extension field staff and campus specialists. We would like to acknowledge the following team members and thank them for their weekly scouting efforts and input into this report: Rufus Isaacs, Keith Mason, Steve VanTimmeren, Larry Gut, Peter McGhee, Michael Haas, Bob Tritten, Mark Longstroth, Diane Brown, Carlos Garcia, Karen Powers and Nikki Rothwell.

Dr. Rothwell’s work is funded in part by MSU’s AgBioResearch.

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