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The current Weekly Fruit Update includes an update on SWD and updated management guidelines Japanese Beetle.

[7/30/2020] UMN Extension weekly fruit updates. Read the articles here.

[5/14/2020] A free webinar focusing on Covid-19 strategies for u-pick (pick-your-own) farms is being offered on May 20 at 4 pm. More information can be found here.

[4/10/2020] A new 2-episode series on What's Killing my Kale podcast that focuses on spotted wing Drosophilla (SWD) management is available. Listen to the podcast here

[3/30/2020] A new "What's Killing my Kale" podcast mini series that focuses on climate change and fruit and vegetable production is available. Listen to the podcast here

[3/20/2020] Information for fruit and vegetable producers during the COVID-19 pandemic: what we know. Read the Fruit & Vegetable News article here

[3/10/2020] Learn how the Network for Environment and Weather Applications (NEWA) hyper-localized modeling, paired with Onset weather stations, helps growers use the optimal pest management and disease countermeasures. Access the webinar here.

[8/30/2019]  As we approach wine grape harvest in the next 2-3 weeks, growers should remain vigilant in monitoring SWD (ideally, using traps located at on-farm vineyards), and if flies are present (e.g., trap catch >10 flies/week), consider using one of 4 alternating insecticides prior to harvest (e.g., Delegate or Entrust [organic-certified], Mustang Maxx, and Malathion). Read the entire article here

[8/16/2019] Spotted-wing Drosophila (SWD) trap catches continue to remain very high in all on-farm and research locations monitored. Read the entire article here

[8/9/2019] Spotted-wing Drosophila (SWD) trap catches continue to remain very high in all on-farm and research locations monitored, especially the past 2 weeks. Read the article here.

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