Recent Advances in Organic Pest Management of Spotted-wing Drosophila

This webinar took place on February 7, 2024

About the Webinar

Spotted-wing drosophila (SWD) has emerged as a devastating pest of small and stone fruits worldwide. This webinar, by a team of researchers from around the U.S. who are working together to find organic management strategies for SWD will focus on recent efforts to release the classical biological control agent Ganaspis brasiliensis at organic sites with information from Dr. Jana Lee (USDA ARS), Dr. Kent Daane (UC Berkeley), Dr. Philip Fanning (UMaine) and Dr. Ash Sial (UGA).

Funding for this webinar is provided by NIFA OREI. Find out more about the research project at


Published January 11, 2024

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