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New Podcast Episodes on Spotted Wing Drosophila

Spotted wing Drosophila flies on a raspberry. Photo: Charlie Rohwer.

We have just released 2-episode series on our podcast, What's Killing My Kale. These two episodes discuss spotted wing drosophila (SWD), including organic management recommendations and the economics of managing SWD. 

In Season 3 Episode 5 of What's Killing My KaleAnnie talked with Gigi Digiacomo, a research fellow in the Department of Applied Economics. They discussed Digiacomo's recent findings about how spotted wing Drosophila (SWD) has impacted the Minnesota berry industry, and weighed the economics of SWD management strategies. 

In Season 3 Episode 6Annie talked with Dr. Mary Rogers, an Assistant Professor studying organic food production systems in the Department of Horticulture. They discussed recent research findings from Dr. Rogers team, as well as other farms and researchers around the country, about the best ways to manage spotted wing Drosophila (SWD) organically. 
What's Killing my Kale is also available on Apple Podcasts and FruitEdge. If you enjoy listening to our podcast, please leave a review on iTunes. As always, reach out and let us know if there are any topics you'd like us to cover in future episodes!
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