May 24, 2017
New formula doubles performance of SWD lure

A new study on chemical lures for trapping and monitoring spotted wing drosophila (SWD) has optimized a formula for significantly greater attraction.

A lure for catching and monitoring in D. suzukii populations was developed in 2014 using four chemicals from wine and vinegar, and now a team of researchers has tinkered with relative levels of those chemicals in the lure to double its attractiveness.

Their research was published this week in the journal Environmental Entomology.

For more on the study, visit here.

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