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Researchers studying invasive fruit fly threatening crops


MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin researchers are trying to learn more about an invasive fruit fly that has been threatening berry crops in the state since 2010.

University of Wisconsin fruit crop entomologist Christelle Guédot told Wisconsin Public Radio ( ) that researchers started trying to pinpoint when and where the spotted wing drosophila is most active within plants last summer.

The research could help growers get a better idea of when to spray insecticides, she said They're also examining if temperature and humidity play a role in the insects' distribution.


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