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Spotted wing drosophila is an old pest, but new threat to peaches

When it comes to crops spotted wing drosophila (SWD) favor, small, soft fruits usually come to mind. But conversations on the AppleCrop listserv, have extended to SWD targeting intact peaches which is something entirely new for some regions of the country. The mild winter of 2016-17 may have something to do with the early emergence of SWD this year, researchers are still learning a lot about the overwintering habits of this invasive pest.

Read the full article from the Growing Produce website.

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