Strawberry and cherry people - the spotted
wing drosophila (SWD) - that insect that gets
into the fruit and shortens it life significantly
was caught in the Rive Road area.
Soooooooooooooo, as the weather warms up
(as predicted by the weather people) , the
number of SWD will probably increase rather
quickly. For trap and spray information,
go to: OSU SWD.
For people selling the fruit, clients usually don't
like critters in the berry or fruit. HOWEVER
for the home owners, as we look at more
sustainability, the SWD is really only added protein.