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Horticulture topics from gardens to lawns and then some.

Spotted Wing Drosophila Update for West-Central Illinois

If you are a Master Gardener or have been around me at all this growing season, you have probably heard me mention spotted wing drosophila. I have spent much of the summer monitoring population levels of this new invasive pest from Asia. Spotted wing drosophila (SWD) looks similar to the small vinegar flies (fruit flies) that are typically found on fermenting fruit and vegetables. However, SWD...

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