Agricultural pests can have devastating implications such as damaging crops which could potentially result in a cascade of negative effects on food production, market accessibility, and ecosystem health. Both native and invasive pests are of concern to growers all over the world. We focus on identifying and monitoring pests and using research based data to provide management solutions to growers in Wisconsin.
Spotted wing drosophila
Spotted wing drosophila is an invasive pest of many soft-skinned fruit crops, including raspberries, blackberries, grapes, cherries, blueberries, and others. It was first found in Wisconsin in 2010, and by now is expected to be in all counties of the state. For more information, and to stay up to date with current findings about this fruit pest, please see our Spotted Wing Drosophila in Wisconsin informational webpage.
Brown marmorated stink bug