Spotted wing Drosophila

Spotted wing drosophila made an early appearance this year. I found some June strawberries with SWD larvae on July 2nd. I knew SWD could attack June strawberries, but I hadn’t seen them in June strawberries before this year.

If you are considering spraying insecticides against SWD now is a good time to start spraying. See UMass link for pesticide options:

SWD loves this soupy weather, and predicted rain will make the situation worse.