Male SWD

The Department of Entomology and the MN IPM Program (UMN Extension), in collaboration with the MDA, are monitoring multiple farm locations in MN and will be posting regular updates regarding SWD phenology and activity on the SWD page.

BMSB

Although Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) has been limited to a handful of locations, one overwintering population has been identified. For information on potential impacts of BMSB establishment in Minnesota, view the BMSB page

News

[9/6/2018] With the wine grape harvest coming soon, and a recent increase in Spotted Wing Drosophilla (SWD) counts, via our weekly trapping network, growers should be aware of the potential contamination of juice or wine if berries are exposed to SWD just prior to harvest. 

[8/3/2018] Although this week’s SWD adult fly captures remain low at Rosemount, moderate to high catches of adult flies continued at the Hastings, Forest Lake, Waverly and HRC sites.