Spotted wing drosophila: Code of practice for growers

The spotted wing drosophila (SWD) is a major threat to soft fruit (Figure 1), stone fruit, tomatoes, vines and other crops and could cause serious losses in the UK if not controlled. Its presence in the UK has been identified and was confirmed in September 2012. It is now present (2014) in low numbers in all fruit growing areas of England.

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