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spotted wing drosophilia

 
Neil Hines
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I'm looking for permies who've had dealings with this 'new' pest.  I've read some articles on 'organic control' measures for this pesky fly.  I'm curious if anyone has a permaculture approach to these fellas.  I've ever bearing strawberries and raspberries that they love to destroy.
 
Ray Moses
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I have the same problem. My only strategy is just harvest what they don't get. I noticed  my gooseberries and currants did not get effected. However the raspberries and blackberries got nailed. The earlier producing berries were not fed on so the hatch must be more mid to late summer. So my strategy is multiple species and varieties.
 
Neil Hines
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I too have currants and gooseberries, which they don't seem to mess with. They attack my raspberries and Strawberries in July-August. I'm not willing to give up on growing raspberries and strawberries though. I thought of netting them, but that seems like a ton of work and use of resources. I would like to find a more 'permaculture' way of dealing with them.
 
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