Berry Grower Says She’s Beating Spotted Wing Drosophila With Netting

October 12, 2018

Article originally appeared in the February 10 issue of Growing Produce.

Dale Ila Riggs says “I feel like I’m beating SWD,” while walking through her netted berry patch.

Riggs, co-owner of the Berry Patch in Stephentown, NY, with her husband Don Miles, used exclusion netting on her blueberries for four growing seasons to prevent spotted wing drosophila (SWD) from ravishing her crop, and she’s seen remarkable results. Read the entire article on the Growing Produce site.

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