A national team of researchers lead by the University of Georgia has released a new guide to organic management of SWD this May, 2018, Management Recommendations for SWD in Organic Berry Crops. The guide details information on non-chemical and insecticide approaches to protect berry crops against SWD.
Controlling SWD is particularly challenging, requiring a rigorous, persistent and diverse management plan. The guide details several management recommendations and suggests using as many control techniques as possible to reduce SWD infestation.
Funding for the research was provided by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI).
Download the guide in PDF form here, http://www.ipm.msu.edu/uploads/files/SWD/SWDOrganicBerryCrops.PDF.
This post was written be Peter Werts, EcoFruit, IPM Institute of North America, Inc.