We've compiled a list of the most frequently-used resources, reports, and bulletins used by growers and other affected by SWD.
For Cherry Growers
How to distinguish larvae of spotted wing drosophila from those of cherry fruit fly
- Photo document by Dr. Peter Shearer and Preston Brown, OSU MCAREC.
- Line drawing by Dr. Martin Hauser, California Department of Food & Agriculture.
California Cherry Management
2011 Recommendations for Managing SWD in California Cherries.
Pesticide Recommendations for Strawberry, Caneberry, and Blueberry for Oregon and Washington
These documents include IRAC group codes, PHI, REI, MRLs for the US, Canada, the European Union, the United Kingdom, Japan and Korea, along with bee hazard, surface water hazard, residual effects, and potential SWD control ratings.
Blueberry SWD Pesticides for OR and WA 2013
Effective SWD insecticides registered for use in OR and WA blueberries, and considerations for their use
Caneberry SWD Pesticides for OR and WA 2013
Effective SWD insecticides registered for use in OR and WA caneberries, and considerations for their use
Strawberry SWD Pesticides for OR and WA 2013
Effective SWD insecticides registered for use in OR and WA strawberries, and considerations for their use
Recognize fruit damage from spotted wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii. 2010. Walton, V., J. Lee, D. Bruck, P. Shearer, E. Parent, T. Whitney, A. J. Dreves. 2010. OSU Extension Publication EM 9021.
A new pest attacking healthy ripening fruit in Oregon
2009 OSU Extension Service document EM8991.pdf Authors: Amy Dreves; Vaughn Walton; Glenn Fisher.
This document describes the basic life cycle of D. suzukii and gives preliminary management strategies, potential horticultural impact, and contact information for research entomologists.
Spotted wing drosophila (SWD) monitoring, identifying, and fruit sampling. 2011. Gerdeman, B.S., L.K. Tanigoshi, G.H. Spitler. Washington State University Extension Fact Sheet. FS049E.
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Successful Management on Organic Farms and in Home Gardens
Pest Notes: Spotted Wing Drosophila. 2011. Caprile, J.L., M.L. Flint, M.P. Bolda, J.A. Grant, R. Van Steenwyk, D.R. Haviland. UC ANR Publication 74158.
Cherry: Spotted Wing Drosophila. In: Cherry Pest Management Guidelines: Insects. 2010. Grant, J.A., J.L Caprile, W.W. Coates, R.A. Van Steenwyk, K.M. Daane. UC ANR Publication 3440.
Van Steenwyk, R.A., J. Grant, J. Caprile. 2011. Two Page ID Cards for SWD males and females.
EPPO Spotted Wing Drosophila Fact Sheet 2010
Five-page photo-illustrated document describing biology, European distribution, symptoms of infestation, monitoring, and control of SWD produced by the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization.
Bibliography In separate publication
Distribution and Mapping Resources for Spotted Wing Drosophila
Page provides links to scouting results and a predictive phenology model based on growing degree-days.
Annual Research Reviews
Biology and Management of Spotted Wing Drosophila on Small and Stone Fruits Year 2 2012.
A summary of SCRI-funded research results from year 2 of the project. It was developed from scientist presentations at the 11/2011 SWD Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meeting.
Biology and Management of Spotted Wing Drosophila on Small and Stone Fruits Year 1 2012. A summary of SCRI-funded research results from year 1 of the project. It was developed from scientist presentations at the 11/2010 SWD Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meeting.
Laboratory Survival of Drosophila suzukii Under Simulated Winter Conditions of the Pacific Northwest. 2011. Daniel T. Dalton and Vaughn M. Walton.
Status of Spotted Wing Drosophila as a Pest in Hot Inland Valleys of California. 2011. David R. Haviland and Stephanie M. Rill.
Spotted Wing Drosophila in Eastern Washington, 2010. 2011. Elizabeth H. Beers, Tim Smith and Doug Walsh.
Monitoring, Damage Assessment & Mass Trapping of Spotted Wing Drosophila in the Northern San Joaquin Valley. 2011. Janet Caprile.
Interaction of Acetic Acid and Ethanol as Attractants for the Spotted Winged Drosophila, Drosophila suzukii, (Diptera: Drosophilidae). 2011. Peter J. Landolt, Todd Adams and Helmuth Rogg.
Management of Spotted Wing Drosophila in Oregon Cherries: Year 1 Post Invasion. 2011. Peter W. Shearer, Steve Castagnoli, Lynn Long and Amanda Borel.
Preliminary Findings Regarding the Detection and Rearing of a Potential New Parasitoid (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) of Spotted Wing Drosophila, Drosophila suzukii. 2011. Preston H. Brown, Peter W. Shearer, Jeffrey C. Miller and Amy J. Dreves.
Control of Spotted Wing Drosophila in Cherry. 2011. R. A. Van Steenwyk and L. Novotny.
Drosophila suzukii, A New Invasive Pest of Stone Fruit and Grapes in British Columbia. 2011. Susanna Acheampong, Howard Thistlewood, Molly Thurston, Charlotte Leaming, Duane Holder, Tamara Richardson, Linda Edwards and Bradley J. Sinclair.
Drosophila suzukii, A Revolution for Soft Fruits in Trentino, North of Italy. 2012. Alberto Grassi and Marica Pallaoro.
Infestation of Cherries by Spotted Wing Drosophila in Relation to Canopy Height and Evaluation of Cover/Trunk Applications of Malathion for Control of SWD. 2012. Caroline Wise, Robert Van Steenwyk, Lauren Novotny, Anthony Miller.
SWD and MRLs: Controlling One While Complying with the Other. 2012. David R. Haviland and Elizabeth H. Beers.
Spotted Wing Drosophila in Eastern Washington: 2011 Update. 2012. Elizabeth H. Beers, Peter Smytheman and Bruce Greenfield.
Spotted Wing Drosophila in the Southern Interior Valleys of British Columbia, 2010 – 2011. 2012. Howard Thistlewood, Susanna Acheampong, Charlotte Leaming, Duane Holder, Gayle Krahn, Molly Thurston.
Biology and Trapping of Spotted Wing Drosophila. 2012. Jana Lee, Denny Bruck, and Dave Edwards.
Seasonal Phenology, Trap Comparisons, and Damage Observations for Spotted Wing Drosophila in California Cherries. 2012. Janet Caprile, Bill Coates, and R.A. Van Steenwyk.
Pre-Harvest Control of Spotted Wing Drosophila in Cherry. 2012. Lauren Novotny, Robert Van Steenwyk, Caroline Wise, Anthony Miller.
An Update on the Monitoring and Management of Spotted Wing Drosophila, Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae), in the Mid-Columbia Region of Oregon. 2012. Preston H. Brown, Peter W. Shearer and Steven P. Castagnoli.
Timing of Spotted Wing Drosophila Control in Cherry. 2012. Robert Van Steenwyk, Lauren Novotny, Caroline Wise, Anthony Miller.
Control of Spotted Wing Drosophila in Cherry - Post-Harvest Applications. 2012. Robert Van Steenwyk, Lauren Novotny, Caroline Wise, Anthony Miller.
Distribution and Control of Spotted Wing Drosophila in Michigan Blueberries. 2012. Rufus Isaacs, Steve Van Timmeren, Keith Mason, Noel G. Hahn.
Drosophila suzukii Degree-Day Modeling and Field Validation in the Willamette Valley. 2012. Samantha L. Tochen and Vaughn M. Walton.
Trapping Spotted Wing Drosophila with Wine and Vinegar. 2012. Todd Adams, Peter Landolt, and Helmuth Rogg.