An overview of Drosophila suzukii research within the EU funded DROPSA project
Abstract: DROPSA addresses major challenges faced by the EU soft fruit industry. The aim of the project is to create new knowledge and understanding of the damage and losses of fruit crops resulting from both pests and pathogens, with a specific focus on the new and emerging threats due to Drosophila suzukii, Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae (Psa), Xanthomonas fragariae (Xf) and X. arboricola pv. pruni (Xap). It integrates leading expertise in fruit pests and pathogens, fruit production and orchard management from across Europe and more widely on a global basis. The project aims to develop a cost effective IPM approach that can be widely implemented by the EU soft fruit industry.