Please complete this national SWD survey, as soon as possible. Here's the link to the Sustainable SWD Management survey.
The national Sustainable Spotted Wing Drosophila Management for United States Fruit Crops project funded by the USDA Specialty Crops Research Initiative needs and will benefit from feedback from growers across the country.
For those reading who aren't growers, please:
1. Share the survey link at grower meetings this winter.
2. Share the survey link via social media.
3. Send the survey link to your grower email lists.
Thank you for helping out by taking this survey! The goal is to measure the effects of SWD on fruit crop production. Results will be used to develop national research and extension projects to minimize future impacts of SWD. These may include:
- Development of new management tactics and programs
- Supporting new or expanded pesticide registrations for SWD
- Development of educational material on SWD for growers, extension agents, and others
Individual survey responses are confidential and will never be shared. Participation is voluntary. No personally identifying information is collected. The survey should be completed by the person (age 18 or older) who is responsible for making pest management decisions on the berry farm.
Data may be summarized by state, crop, farm size, or farm type. Summaries of aggregated survey data will be publicly available on our project website, and will also be available by request. If you have questions about the survey, please contact Hannah Burrack at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jean-Jacques Dubois at email@example.com, North Carolina State University.
Funding for this project, Sustainable Spotted Wing Drosophila Management for US Fruit Crops, was provided by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture Specialty Crops Research Initiative under Agreement No. 2015-51181-24252.