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Fruit Tree Monitoring for Pests

Purplish, scabby spots on apricot fruit and holes in leaves caused by shot hole disease. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Stone fruit trees like apricot, cherry, nectarine, peach, plum, and prune are a staple of many backyard gardens and landscapes. Unfortunately, there are a variety of pests that can weaken trees and spoil fruit. Caring for trees correctly and monitoring...

Posted on Monday, May 7, 2018 at 1:43 PM
Tags: apricot (1), brown rot (1), cherry (2), eutypa dieback (1), monitor (1), nectarine (1), peach (1), peach leaf curl (1), pest (2), plum (1), prune (1), shot hole disease (1), spotted wing drosophila (4), UC IPM (2)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Kent Daane Seminar: Spotlight on Spotted Wing Drosophila

Spotted Wing Drosophila, Drosophila suzukii, on raspberry. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

(Editor's Note: If you missed the seminar, you can view it here on YouTube at https://youtu.be/KVTGmDo2LLQ). Recorded by George Terry of UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology) The spotlight is on spotted wing drosophila, a major fruit crop...

Flies Spoiling Your Cherry Season?

Ripened cherry with sunken oviposition sites of spotted wing drosophila. [L. Strand]

As cherries begin to ripen on backyard fruit trees, you'll want to monitor the fruit for pests, especially an invasive species called the spotted wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii). The spotted wing drosophila (SWD) is a new pest to California (since...

Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 1:19 PM
Tags: cherry (2), fly (1), fruit (1), maggot (1), pest (2), spotted wing drosophila (4), sunken (1), UC IPM (2)

Tackling Spotted Wing Drosophila

Kelly Hamby

Deep in the bowels of Briggs Hall on the UC Davis campus, entomology graduate student Kelly Hamby works on a pest that is giving growers fits: spotted wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii). First detected in California in the fall of 2008, the fly has...

Posted on Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 8:12 PM
 
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