Other UK and European funded research on SWD
EU Funded DROSKII project
An EU funded project entitled ‘Damage potential of Drosophila suzukii and development of risk management and control measures (DROSKII)’ was worked upon between 2012 and 2014 by scientific partners in Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the UK (managed by scientists at Fera). Fera conducted work on the screening of potential control products, the efficacy of invertebrate predators and the screening of entomopathogenic fungi and nematodes as control agents for SWD.
Useful scientific papers that have been published on some of the work conducted by Fera in the DROSKII project are:
- Preliminary screening of potential control products against Drosophila suzukii
- Efficacy of commercially available invertebrate predators against Drosophila suzukii
- Further screening of entomopathogenic fungi and nematodes as control agents for Drosophila suzukii
Another useful published paper on IPM of SWD is:
- Current SWD IPM tactics and their practical implementation in fruit crops across different regions of the world
EU Funded DROPSA project
Partners of the SWDWG are involved in a European Union funded project, DROPSA; a 4-year project involving 26 partners from Europe, Asia, New Zealand and North America. It focuses on new and emerging threats due to the spotted winged Drosophila fruit fly, Drosophila suzukii, and the bacterial pathogens Pseudomonas syringae pv.actinidiae, Xanthomonas fragariae and X. arboricola pv. pruni. Results from the project will be posted on the project web site as they become available. The DROPSA site can be accessed click here.