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SWD damage on blueberries.

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With few tools available for spotted wing drosophila management, research is making great strides in organic solutions. Read more

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Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) has been harassing Lower Mainland berry growers for five years. Read more

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The BC Cherry Association is accepting research project proposals until January 15th, 2016. Limited, secure funding is available to established and new projects. Read more

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SWD Trap

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A slight sigh of relief was heard this year when berry growers had a small reprieve from the problematic Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD). Read more

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Vinegar Fly hard at work, destroying fruit crops

Washington State University

Surge in losses from Spotted Wing Drosophila in BC leads to granting of emergency use permit for Delegate WG insecticide. Read more

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Vinegar Fly hard at work, destroying fruit crops

Washington State University

BC Ministry of Agriculture says 2013 was "worst year ever" for damage from Spotted Wing Drosophila. The Horticulture Growers' Short Course will focus heavily on management techniques to control the new threat. Read more

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