Koppert recommends starting the biological control of Drosophila suzukii in berries
−− Koppert offers the Fruit Fly Attractant and Drosoan solutions
Mar. 20, 2020
Adult Drosophila suzukii on strawberry
The Drosoan® trap has a special red color design that significantly increases the number of catches, compared to other traps available on the market. Additionally, Drosoan® only captures adult Drosophila suzukii flies because it is equipped with a selective mesh that does not capture other insects or pollinators.
The biological control strategy developed by Koppert for the biological control of this fruit fly is also effective in other crops, such as strawberry, grape, cherry, plum, peach, fig, persimmon, and kiwi, among others.
Native to Asia, the Drosophila suzukii fly, also known as the speckled-wing fly, is a pest that causes significant losses to the berry, strawberry, and thin-skinned fruits agricultural sectors. Females search for ripe fruit to lay eggs. The larvae cause damage to the fruit by feeding on it and by facilitating the entry of other diseases.
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