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Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) – The insecticide resistance problem

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Insecticidal resistance was going to happen with our Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) management reliance on insecticides, and it took us a decade to get to this point. A recent Oregon State University publication, with research and input from several national growing regions, brings a perspective that growers need to keep in mind each time they apply anything to their fields. It also contains some good information on managing non-adult life stages, and the importance of proper early season control in decreasing an entire season’s population later on.

Interested in learning about if resistance is universally found throughout the United States?

Would that change the management strategy on your farm if you knew resistance was a regional concern for a specific active ingredient?

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