Source: Ashland Daily Tidings


A tiny fruit fly from Japan has invaded Oregon and is damaging some of the state's most valuable crops. The insect arrived last August and scientists are scrambling to find ways to understand it and control it.


The spotted wing Drosophila has emerged as the most serious insect threat to high-value fruit and berry crops. It's too late, experts say, to wipe it out. The spotted wing Drosophila — Drosophila suzukii, to be formal — is probably here to stay.


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