Monitoring of spotted wing drosophila in sweet cherry
Spotted wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura), was first found infesting sweet cherry in California, USA in 2009. It rapidly spread throughout the western United States where it has caused considerable economic damage and has dramatically changed sweet cherry pest management practices. Monitoring of D. suzukii has relied on bait pan traps. Studies were conducted from 2010 to 2013 to improve the effectiveness and selectivity of the baits (apple cider vinegar, red and white wine, sake, etc.) and trap modification (size of opening, distance of bait from opening, etc.). The most effective and selective bait was apple cider vinegar combined with sake and the most effective trap was side-screen trap.
Van Steenwyk, R.A., Wise, C.R., Novotny, L.M., Coates, W.W., Caprile, J.L., Grant, J.A., Anderson, K.K. and Ingels, C.A. (2017). Monitoring of spotted wing drosophila in sweet cherry. Acta Hortic. 1161, 443-448
Drosophila suzukii, vinegar, wine, trap baits, pest management