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  • SWD (Spotted Wing Drosophila) UPDATED

    I have made contact with a biologist at ISCA Technologies in reference to
    controlling these insects. They have recommended a product but it is very
    expensive to use in its current form. They are checking to see if there
    is another way or maybe discounts for large numbers of the product.
    I have informed them that I could "possibly" be recommending this
    product to a large number of potential customers for them. Stand by By!

    Today I spoke with a representative at ISCA Technologies. We discussed some
    scenarios that we as growers may deal with in reference to the SWD. His best
    suggestion and it is the least expensive way to help control them is with
    the AR934A Ball Trap (yellow colored) and Torula Yeast At800. In field test
    they recommend one for each tree, which is more than 20 feet apart. In
    my set up and maybe some of yours, he said one for each three trees as
    long as they are 6-10 feet apart. Regular price would be $14.95 for the ball
    trap and $14.95 for 90 of the yeast pellets. Currently there is a sale on the
    starter kits which includes two (2) ball traps and two (2) pounds of the
    pellets which would be about 180. Attached are a couple of links to their
    website. Also, ask for Vincent Dinh and mention my name (Mike Mann) and
    they should give you a 5% discount each time you order. If you order from
    the website, at check out there is an option to enter gift card or discount
    code. Enter "mikefig5" and you can obtain a 5% discount that way also.

    http://isca-technologies.myshopify.c...isca-advantage

    http://isca-technologies.myshopify.c...isca-advantage

    http://isca-technologies.myshopify.c...ly-starter-kit
    newnandawg
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    Last edited by newnandawg; 11-04-2015, 02:34 PM.
    newnandawg 7b Newnan, GA

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    Mike, let us know what you find out. I started noticing them just in the last few days (though I was away for vacation before that). For whatever reason, they congregate mostly around my in-ground Ronde de Bordeaux. However, from what I can tell so far they haven't caused any obvious fruit damage - maybe because of the cold? We are predicted to get down to 31 degrees sunday night so maybe that will knock them back.
    Steve
    D-i-c-k-e-r-s-o-n, MD; zone 7a
    WL: Nantes Maroc

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    • #3
      Keep us posted!
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      Wishlist: Galicia Negra, Paritjal Rimada, Black Ischia UCD

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      • #4
        Sign me up. In the meantime I am working on acquiring a taste for them.
        Phil North Georgia Zone 7 Looking for: All of them, and on and on,

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        • #5
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          Nothing in the world takes the place of growing citrus till figs come along. Ray City, Ga. Zone 8 b.

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        • #6
          I can't tell the fruit flies apart. I'm just assuming SWD is in my yard from the increase in soft and wiggly berries.
          Johnny
          Stuff I grow: Google Doc

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          • #7
            I am willing to bet those are SWD. The other fruit flies don't seem to bother things much until already dead ripe. SWD infest and spoil even before ripe.
            Phil North Georgia Zone 7 Looking for: All of them, and on and on,

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            • #8
              They enter the eye of that variety and spoil every one.
              Nothing in the world takes the place of growing citrus till figs come along. Ray City, Ga. Zone 8 b.

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              • #9
                Bump

                Updated the original post at the top of page
                newnandawg 7b Newnan, GA

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                • #10
                  Sounds promising, thanks for investigating this for us, Mike. If they come after my figs next year I may look into ordering these.
                  https://www.figbid.com/Listing/Browse?Seller=Kelby
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                  Zone 6

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                  • #11
                    I like that it is contained in a trap rather than sprayed all over the trees.
                    Don - OH Zone 6a Wish list: Verdolino, Black Celeste, Rubado, Zaffiro, Moro de Caneva, Nerucciolo d'Elba, Bordissot Blanca Negra

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                    • #12
                      Thanks for the update Mike. I still haven't confirmed an SWD this year. The native fruit flys are around but not SWD, I think our super cold blast last November seriously knocked them back. Sadly, insects multiply quickly so I'm sure they will be back before too long. Hopefully ISCA will discount these traps every fall, they look easier than the ones I was making. I still think bug zappers are worth a try also and will test the theory if I end up getting SWD in my fruit in the future.
                      Calvin, Wish list is to finish working on the new house, someday.
                      Bored? Grab a rake, paint roller, or a cordless drill and come over!

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                      • #13
                        SWDs hit my inground Hardy Chicago tree very hard. I lost every bit of 90% of about 200 figs. My four Celeste/ SBTurkeys suffered zero loss. I could see the darn bugs all over the figs but I'm guessing the closed(almost sealed ) eye of the Celeste kept them out. Maybe that is why those two varieties are so successfully in the southeast.

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