Drosophila suzukii are an invasive pest to the UK causing approximately £30 million of costs each year. Currently no effective control strategy exists to reduce pest numbers below economic thresholds. My PhD title is ‘Developing a ‘push-pull’ strategy for the management of Drosophila suzukii’ and will look at pushing the pest from the crop, using repellents and pulling them into a trap, using attractants.
- Morris, M.G., Mendel, H., Barclay, M.V.L., Booth, R.G., Cannon, M.F.L., Conroy, C.E., Csokay, L.K., Fisher, C., Fountain, M.T., Jay, C.N., . (2017). Anthonomus spilotus Redtenbacher, 1847 (Curculionidae) new to Britain, a pest in pear orchards in Southern England The Coleopterist. 26 (2), 117-122.