Management Strategies for the Invasive Spotted Wing Drosophila

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    Spotted wing drosophila

$505,000 to improve spotted wing drosophila (SWD) forecasting by understanding the relative impacts of local movement, long-distance migration, and potential overwintering sources. Researchers will also investigate the efficacy of innovative and alternative management techniques and evaluate the cost effectiveness and aggregate economic impact of SWD management alternatives to develop decision making tools for Minnesota berry growers. 

Mary Rogers, principal investigator
Matthew Gullickson, PhD candidate
Anh Tran, PhD candidate

Cooperators include Metropolitan State University.