Spotted wing Drosophila (SWD), an invasive insect from China & Japan, was confirmed on raspberries in Litchfield, New Hampshire on September 6th. We also have a few in high tunnel tomatoes in Strafford. I have been looking for them with traps in three NH cherry orchards, and 25 blueberry samples from across the state. I haven't significantly sampled raspberries, though. It appears that fruit of raspberries, strawberries, blueberries and cherries are prime targets.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
New invasive insect spotted!
Posted by Lucy Edwards at 12:35 PM