Spotted wing drosophila detected in SW Idaho

CALDWELL, Idaho — University of Idaho researchers have alerted fruit growers in Southwestern Idaho that they are finding small numbers of spotted wind drosophila, an exotic fruit fly that attacks a wide range of fruit.

Low numbers of the pest have been found in traps in Payette, Canyon and Owyhee county orchards, said Jim Barbour, an entomologist at UI’s Parma research station.

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