Glen- From work that Dean Polk Rutgers and I did in NJ we know that SWD can infest intact peach fruit His response has more detail. But the answer is yes SWD can be an issue if the populations are high enough with alternative sources like Black Cherry, wild grapes, grapes, blueberries and many more.
Win Win Cowgill Executive Horticultural Advisor Tree Fruit-Phytelligence Win Enterprises International, LLC PO Box 143 Baptistown, NJ 08803 www.wincowgill.com 908-489-1476 > On Sep 18, 2017, at 1:10 PM, Glen Koehler <glen.koeh...@maine.edu> wrote: > > Case in Maine that appears to be SWD attack on intact peaches without splits > or other prior wounds. These peaches were ripening on the tree but not > over-ripe and no splits etc. for easy drosophila oviposition without having > to cut through skin. Until now it seemed that SWD could only lay eggs in > peaches with pre-existing wound. Have other folks seen SWD infestation of > intact peaches? > > > Glen Koehler > University of Maine Cooperative Extension > Pest Management Office > Voice: Office 207-581-3882, Cell 207-485-0918 > 491 College Avenue, Orono, ME 04473 > UMaine Apple IPM https://extension.umaine.edu/ipm/programs/apple/ > <https://extension.umaine.edu/ipm/programs/apple/> > Ag-Radar https://extension.umaine.edu/ipm/ag-radar-apple-sites > <https://extension.umaine.edu/ipm/ag-radar-apple-sites> > Our Changing Climate: It's Real, It's Us, It's Bad, Experts Agree. There's > Hope > > _______________________________________________ > apple-crop mailing list > firstname.lastname@example.org > http://virtualorchard.com/mailman/listinfo/apple-crop
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