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Battling an invasive alien insect: SWD Research

Battling an invasive alien insect: SWD Research by: Miranda Elsby The Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD), scientific name Drosophila suzukii, is the newest fly pest to British Columbia fruit growers. This aggressive fly is native to South East Asia, with reports of observation in the Hawaiian Islands in the 1980’s.  The pest …

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Research in BC: The Cherry Fruitworm

Research in BC: The Cherry Fruitworm by: Emily Carmichael and Kristine Ferris, E.S. Cropconsult Ltd. Evaluation of commercial pheromone lures for attraction of cherry fruitworm (Grapholita packardi) in the Fraser Valley The cherry fruitworm (CFW), known scientifically as Grapholita packardi, is an occasional pest of cherries in the interior of …

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