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wfournier

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I've seen a little discussion of SWD (spotted wing drosophila) in a few threads but not too much focused on it directly.

Our vines are in their third year and we are getting our first harvest this year and I have noticed SWD on some of the ripening berries. I sprayed with Sevin (new formula with zeta cypermethrin) a this is the same active ingredient as Mustang Max which I have heard used for SWD in the past. Sevin lists a PHI of 1 for this formula on grapes.

What do other people's strategies for dealing with SWD look like? My actions here were reactive after damage had already occurred, I would like to get out in front of this a bit more next year. Do I need (or should I) add another insecticide to the rotation as well?
 

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Welcome to growing grapes in the south pd is contributed to the swd. I spray mustang max and will continue now that I have harvested all my fruit
 

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