March 15th, 2021
The spotted wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura) (Diptera: Drosophilidae) is a pest that poses a huge challenge to the berry industry. This fruit fly attacks all small cultivated fruits ready to be picked (raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and strawberries). Because the literature abounds with scientific articles and the number of research teams working on this insect, it seems important to summarize the main knowledge and methods of controlling this pest.
This webinar is a synthesis of knowledge on Drosophila over the past 12 years and on effective control methods.
Start at: 9:30 to 12:00
9:30 - 10:30: Ecology and detection of Drosophila. Followed by a 15-minute question period.
10:45 - 11:45: Drosophila control methods. Followed by a 15-minute question period.
Presenters: Annabelle Firlej, Ph. D., Entomologist researcher at IRDA and Élisabeth Ménard, DESS., Research professional at IRDA.
Moderators: Julienne Ouellet, Assistant to the President and CEO at IRDA and Elisabeth Ménard, DESS., Research professional at IRDA.
This webinar is the result of a project carried out under sub-component 3.1 of the Prime-Vert 2018-2023 program and is receiving financial assistance from the ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation (MAPAQ).