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Volume 5 • Issue 10 • September 4, 2020

Scouting Report: Wasps Are Picking Up

As we are approaching harvest, there are a number of insects that you should prepare for as they can become problematic at harvest. These include multicolored Asian lady beetle (MALB), social wasps, and spotted-wing drosophila (SWD). Click here to learn more.

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug and Late-Season Apple Damage

At this time of year, you may start noticing damage on apple fruit that may be hard to identify. It is often hard to distinguish stink bug damage from other types of damage, such as hail or bitter pit damage. The distribution of brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) has been steadily expanding throughout the state and you may be wondering how different is BSMB damage from other late-season apple damage. Learn more about how to distinguish between some common late-season look-alike symptoms here.

Managing Spotted-Wing Drosophila in Fall-Bearing Raspberry

As the end of summer is approaching and fall bearing raspberry are getting ready for harvest, it is important to review the management strategies that should be implemented to manage the infamous spotted-wing drosophila. Click here to read more.

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Editors: Josie Russo, Amaya Atucha, and Christelle Guédot

References to products in this publication are for your convenience and are not an endorsement of one product over similar products. You are responsible for using pesticides according to the manufacturer's current label directions. Follow directions exactly to protect the environment and people from pesticide exposure. Failure to do so violates the law.

Wisconsin Fruit Team Contact

Amaya Atucha
Extension Fruit Crop Specialist

Jed Colquhoun
Extension Fruit Crops Weed Scientist

Christelle Guédot
Extension Fruit Crops Entomologist

Josie Russo
Communication Specialist

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