Whether sampling for SWD pre-picking or post-picking, the fruit should be inspected for signs of infestation on the surface and inside fruits (water soaked tissue and larvae).
A standard monitoring trap for adult Spotted Wing Drosophila has been designed by Adrian Harris at East Malling Research.
Spotted Wing Drosophila, which originated in Asia, can now be found worldwide, with small numbers recorded in the UK in August 2012. Managing SWD is an important issue for the UK industry.
The impact of light on commercial horticulture goes beyond driving growth via photosynthesis.