Drosophila suzukii control: preventive measures in organic stone fruit orchards

A BioFruitNet publication - The spotted wing drosophila Drosophila suzukii is an invasive pest attacking soft fruit species (berries, cherries, plums, grapes), as well as many wild berry plants. D. suzukii female adults lay eggs into the fruits from which larvae develop.

The control strategy of D. suzukii includes preventive measures such as orchard management, field hygiene, and choice of cultivar.