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.

The combination of preventive measures and intervention measures can reduce D. suzukii puncture and/or the development of larvae inside the fruits, and therefore minimise fruit and economical losses.

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Fabian Cahenzli, Clémence Boutry
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