Spotted Wing Drosophila is a new pest threat to Blueberries, Strawberries, Cherries and Plumbs in the San Juan Islands.
Drosophila suzukii, commonly known as Spotted Wing Drosophila or SWD, is of concern to home gardeners and commercial producers. SWD is unique because it lays eggs inside ripening fruit. The maggots hatch from these eggs and feed inside fruit accelerating decay. It is considered a serious threat to fruit, especially berry crops, and this pest is particularly difficult to manage, especially on crops ripening after July. This workshop will give you tools to identify and manage SWD.
Free Workshop – Learn to identify SWD, set traps and available organic controls.
Presentation by Dr. Bev Gerdemen, WSU Mount Vernon
April 6th, 11:00am to 1:00pm
San Juan County WSU Extension
Skagit Valley College Community Room
221 Weber Way, Friday Harbor
Sponsored by Master Gardener Foundation of San Juan County and San Juan County WSU Extension
To register: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2900335