KDLT Home KDLT on Facebook KDLT on Twitter Get the KDLT iPhone App Get the KDLT Android App

Crop-Damaging Fruit Pest Found In South Dakota



Bookmark and Share

A pest that feeds on fresh fruit has been found in South Dakota for the first time.
    
South Dakota State University entomologist Buyung Hadi says that the spotted-wing drosophila was caught in a trap in southeastern South Dakota late last month.
    
The insect is about 3 millimeters long, yellowish brown in color with prominent red eyes. Males have dark spots on their wing tips. The pest is native to Asia. It was first found in the U.S. in 2008 in California, and has since spread to other parts of the country. It was first detected in Minnesota last summer, and in North Dakota earlier this summer.
    
Hadi says the fly is a concern for not only commercial fruit growers but also for home gardeners.
< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >
     

Family Of Jayla Rodriguez Grieves Through Holidays

Nearly everything Danielle Griffith does is a reminder of the ...

SD Extends Comment Period On Elk Management Plan

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department is extending ...

SD County Name Change Needs Legislative Action

Voters in southwest South Dakota overwhelmingly approved changing the name ...

SD Man Dies After Being Struck By SUV  Dec. 26

Brennan Announces New SF Development  Dec. 26

Judge Trims Lawsuit Against Sioux City, Ex-Manager  Dec. 26

Parts Of SD In For Snow, Bitter Cold  Dec. 26

Shelter Getting 6-Month Trial In New Location  Dec. 26

Gun Given As Present Goes Off, Causes Commotion  Dec. 26

Sanford Volunteer Honored For Her Service  story with video  Dec. 25

Union Gospel Serves Up Food And Fellowship  story with video  Dec. 25

House Fires Increase During Holiday Season  story with video  Dec. 25

Christmas Breakfast Served To Those In Need  Dec. 25

Deadwood Gambling Revenue Sees Small Increase  Dec. 25

Tribe Official Wants Health Care Through Sanford  Dec. 25

Streaming Release Of 'Interview' Is A Test For The Industry  Dec. 25

SD Stabbing Suspect Charged With Attempted Murder  Dec. 25

Can GOP Shatter 'Obama Coalition' In 2016?  Dec. 25

SD Fire Marshal: Watch Out For Cooking Fires  Dec. 25

SD Stabbing Suspect Charged With Attempted Murder  Dec. 25

KDLT News Archive
     

Sanford Volunteer Honored For Her Service  story with video

Each month, the Helpline Center, along with MetaBank, ...

House Fires Increase During Holiday Season  story with video

Cooking at home and decorating the tree are activities ...

SD Man Dies After Being Struck By SUV

A South Dakota man is dead after being struck by a sports ...

Streaming Release Of 'Interview' Is A Test For The Industry  Dec. 25

SD Stabbing Suspect Charged With Attempted Murder  Dec. 25

Tribe Official Wants Health Care Through Sanford  Dec. 25

SD Stabbing Suspect Charged With Attempted Murder  Dec. 25

SD Fire Marshal: Watch Out For Cooking Fires  Dec. 25

KDLT News Archive
     
Back To Top