About This Project
Our lovely soft fruits like strawberries, grapes, and raspberries are in danger from the Spotted Wing Drosophila, a fruit fly that lays its eggs inside the ripening fruit. The fly is very hard to control and when it shows up in new areas, fruit crops are reduced in quantity and quality. Reducing the amount of fruit for sale raises prices, making it unaffordable to many people. My goal to learn more about this introduced pest in South Dakota.