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Plastic Mulches Reduce Spotted-Wing Drosophila in Fall-Bearing Raspberries

  • 01/25/2021
  • 2:40 PM - 3:00 PM
  • ROOM THREE

Hannah McIntosh, PhD Student, Dept of Entomology

We tested black, white, and metallic plastic mulches as a cultural practice for managing spotted-wing drosophila. All three mulches reduced the number of flies in the canopy by 40-50% and reduced larval infestation of fruit by 50-70%.

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