Spotted-wing Drosophila Canadian Webinar Series – Highlights

The Pest Management Centre (PMC) at Agriculture and Agri-Food (AAFC) Canada has new information available on its website regarding the topics presented at a Spotted-wing Drosophila Canadian Webinar series held during the winter months of 2016-17. The series included four sessions highlighting updates on research and extension activities across Canada and management gaps. The webinars were delivered by the national Spotted-wing Drosophila Technical Working Group.

The technical working group on Spotted-wing Drosophila (SWD) was established in 2012 in response to grower concerns about Spotted-wing Drosophila in Canada, particularly in tender fruits including cherries, blueberries, caneberries, and grapes. The SWD Technical Working Group (TWG) was mandated to determine research activities, outreach efforts, and priorities related to the detection, monitoring, biology, and management of SWD. The Spotted-wing Drosophila Technical Working Group Membership is composed of key researchers, experts and stakeholders and provides scientific and technical advice to the Canadian Horticulture Council – Pest Management Centre Invasive Alien Species Coordination Group (CHC-PMC IAS CG).

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