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Spotted Wing Drosophila: Pest of the Year?
Spotted Wing Drosophila
Jun 2, 2012

Researchers at the Center for Agriculture are using their expertise to help combat one of the most serious pest infestations in recent memory—the local colonization of the spotted wing drosophila, a type of vinegar fly.

Winter Moth
Winter Moth
Apr 27, 2012

Hatching is now occurring in Eastern MA and most of RI. Last year it defoliated about 80,000 acres in eastern MA.  We have addressed the issue of what the abnormal winter effect may be on this pest in the press release.


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