Researchers Studying Spotted Wing Drosophila Attractants

Researchers Studying Spotted Wing Drosophila Attractants

Growers can commiserate on the challenges of controlling spotted wing drosophila. Meanwhile, a new study published in a recent Environmental Entomology, suggests discoveries of SWD’s habits can help bolster the design of effective baits for the pest.

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Michigan State University research by Juan Huang, Ph.D. and her colleagues built on previous studies of the effectiveness of apple cider vinegar, wine, yeast, and synthetic chemicals, fine-tuning the different proportions of yeast and wine-vinegar solutions were effective as attractants, reports EntomologyToday.