Tiny flies from away are wreaking havoc on late-season berry crops

Farmers growing late-season berries should be on the lookout for a strain of fruit fly that affects barely ripe soft-skinned fruit such as raspberries, strawberries, blackberries — and in some cases, blueberries. The University of Maine Cooperative Extension monitors the population rates of the insect, the spotted-wing drosophila, and is encouraging farmers still growing these […]

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