The mission of the eFly Spotted Wing Drosophila Working Group connects scientists, extension specialists and agents, fruit growers and marketers, and educators working to develop management strategies for spotted wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii, SWD), a rapidly spreading and increasingly significant pest of soft skinned fruits. The activities that eFly and its members have undertaken to foster its mission include:
Stakeholder needs assessment
Measuring the impact of SWD in the eastern US
Ranking research, extension, and education priorities
“Funding for this project was provided by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under Agreement No. 2012-51120-20088 via the Southern IPM Center Enhancement Program (Project 4836700)”.