Tell us how SWD affected your fruit farm in 2014.
Dear berry growers,
Dr. Hannah Burrack in the Department of Entomology at NC State is coordinating the effort again this year to estimate the impact of spotted wing drosophila (SWD) on fruit crops in the Eastern USA. This information is very valuable for a number of reasons. It helps us quantify changes in impact over time as we learn more about SWD and methods for control. It serves to document the economic challenges this pest has caused growers. And the information on SWD impact supports obtaining federal funding for research and education. You can access the survey online at the website below. Thank you for your assistance.
Dr. Greg Loeb, Cornell University, Department of Entomology.