Integrated Control of Spotted-Wing Drosophila


Native to Asia, the spotted-wing fruit fly (Drosophila suzukii) has caused significant local crop losses in soft- and stone-fruit production as well as viticulture since its first appearance in Switzerland in 2011. The fruit fly attacks the ripening or ripe fruit of many cultivated and wild fruit species, rendering it unmarketable. Together with partners from the research, extension, practice and enforcement sectors, Agroscope promotes the development and implementation of damage-minimising control approaches which aim for a sustainable, economically viable coexistence with the pest whilst bearing in mind the growing quality requirements of retailers and consumers.

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Developing Strategies for the Integrated Control of  Drosophila Suzukii in Swiss Berry, Stone-Fruit and Grapevine Crops

Strategic Research Field:
Developing sustainable, low-risk plant protection

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