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This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 613678

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Strategies to develop effective, innovative and practical approaches to protect major european fruit crops from pests and pathogens

Useful links

Links to video clips of Drosophilia suzukii

Links to video clips of Drosophilia suzukii

Links for the website:

a link to some video on the net in different langages

Also numerous information on D suzukii and other pests (in french and in France but not only) on the website (key word Drosophila suzukii)

The link to the drosophila suzukii genome:

II International PSA Symposium. Bologna 10-13 June 2015

The Horticultural Development Company (HDC) information on spotted winged Drosophila

CABI datasheet on Drosophila suzukii

Symposium INNOHORT 2015, Avignon, 8-12 Juin 2015

Symposium INNOHORT 2015, Avignon, 8-12 Juin 2015

Aim and Scope of the Symposium

The production of fruits and vegetables will have to improve in the near future, in order to feed a growing and knowing population, while facing global changes and environmental issues. This entails limiting the dependence of horticulture on external inputs, promoting high standards of produce quality and maximizing ecosystem services.

INNOHORT symposium will bring together researchers from a wide horizon, willing to share their views and knowledge to design the integrated and organic horticultural cropping systems of tomorrow. Scientific breakthroughs also rely on the integration of different forms of knowledge in the innovation process.
One ambition of this symposium is also to examine to what extent gaps can be bridged between scientists from different backgrounds, between researchers and stakeholders, between research and action.

Vlamings BV; Participant from the Netherlands in WPs 6, 7 and 8

Vlamings BV; Participant from the Netherlands in WPs 6, 7 and 8

More information:

From 2012 Vlamings has been actively seeking control methods for the Suzuki-fruit fly (Drosophila suzukii). In 2014, the number of captured flies, but also the damage in small and stone fruit increased substantially. Partly as a result of mild winters and optimal climate during the summer months. In addition to disseminating knowledge about e.g. the life of this insect, Vlamings also foresees the need for special traps with attractants for monitoring and various "control measures" (mechanical, biological and / or chemical). Prevention and good industrial hygiene plays the crucial role in many crops to keep manageable damage by this fruit fly.

Through newsletters (Fruit Tips) we keep our customers informed of current developments surrounding this fly during the season. Monitoring, identification and advice, preferably durable, pest control, our crop advisors for you ready. Examples of sustainable methods are the use of special mosquito (insect mesh) and the use of natural enemies such as insect-parasitic nematodes. Through practical tests we seek to address the problem jointly with the sector in the coming years, which of course also international knowledge is gained.

Euphresco website

Euphresco website

Euphresco is a network of organisations funding research projects and coordinating national research in the phytosanitary area. The overall goal of Euphresco is to support coordination and collaboration in the area of phytosanitary research, and to become a strong, long-term network of funders that fully incorporate existing and new members.

For further information, visit the Euphresco website:

A list of articles and reports published on Drosophila suzukii

Information watch on Drosophila suzukii. This document contains a list of articles and reports of research carried out in or out of Quebec. Carried out by the Pôle d’excellence en lutte intégrée (PELI). Last updated: 31 January 2017.


Batteriosi del Kiwi

See page documents

Kiwifruit Vine Health

Field assay systems for Psa trialled