New Fact Sheet: Western Cherry Fruit Fly in Utah Orchards

    New Fact Sheet: Western Cherry Fruit Fly in Utah Orchards

    Western Cherry Fruit Fly

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Did you know?

    • Western cherry fruit fly is the primary insect pest of sweet and tart cherries in Utah.
    • Damage occurs from the larva developing inside fruit and feeding on the flesh.
    • Females lay eggs under the skin of fruit, and therefore, adults are targeted for control.
    • Insecticides are currently the most effective control method.
    • Attract-and-kill (bait plus insecticide) can be effective.
    • Use of ground barriers (mulch, fabrics) can reduce pupation and fly emergence.
    • Post-harvest sanitation can reduce populations.

    - Diane Alson & Marion Murray

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    Published on: Jan 08, 2020

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