Spotted wing drosophila in Tennessee

In Southeast Farm Press

University of Tennessee fruit and bug experts are sounding the alarm on a tiny new pest in the state. Spotted Wing Vinegar Fly can devastate many small fruit crops.

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NCSU research offers insight into devastating invasive fly

From Southeast Farm Press

Humans aren’t the only species with a sweet tooth.

Research from North Carolina State University shows that the invasive spotted-wing vinegar fly (Drosophila suzukii) also prefers sweet, soft fruit — giving us new insight into a species that has spread across the United States over the past four years and threatens to cause hundreds of millions of dollars in damage to U.S. fruit crops.

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