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SWD Cup (Box of 40)

SWD Cup (Box of 40)

WEIGHT: 3.95 kg SKU: GASS06 QTY IN PACK: 1

The Threat
Drosophila suzukii is a native to South-East Asia but in recent years has been found in most continents of the world. It has spread rapidly from the Mediterranean basin, then to Western and Northern Europe and was first positively identified in the UK in August 2012.  A number of commercial fruit crops can be damaged. Cherry, strawberry, raspberry, blackberry and blueberry are at particular risk, but other crops such as tomato, grape may also be targeted. Many ornamental species and wild native plants eg bramble, may also be hosts. The optimum temperature for development is 20°C. The pest is here to stay and must be managed.


    

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SKU
GASS06
Weight
3.9500

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The Threat
Drosophila suzukii is a native to South-East Asia but in recent years has been found in most continents of the world. It has spread rapidly from the Mediterranean basin, then to Western and Northern Europe and was first positively identified in the UK in August 2012.  A number of commercial fruit crops can be damaged. Cherry, strawberry, raspberry, blackberry and blueberry are at particular risk, but other crops such as tomato, grape may also be targeted. Many ornamental species and wild native plants eg bramble, may also be hosts. The optimum temperature for development is 20°C. The pest is here to stay and must be managed.


Pest Management
In the UK, the HDC, EMR, the SWD working party and others have put a great deal of effort into raising industry awareness of the threat and produced much sound advice into how to recognise and manage the pest, culminating in the “Spot it, Stop it” campaign. Pest monitoring and crop hygiene are key elements in this process.

Control
Where larger numbers of traps are needed, a disposable “Gasser” trap is available. This can be rapidly deployed in high numbers, placed as close as 2m apart around crop edges. The trap is akin to a yogurt pot, with a foil lid that is perforated with a hole punch when placed in the field. Please speak to your advisor on chemical controls.    


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