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Augmentative releases of Trichopria drosophilae for the suppression of early season Drosophila suzukii populations

  • Marco Valerio Rossi Stacconi
  • Alberto Grassi
  • Claudio Ioriatti
  • Gianfranco Anfora
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Abstract

Biological control agents may play an important role in regulating Drosophila suzukii Matsumura (Diptera: Drosophilidae), particularly after the winter population bottleneck. Here we test the ability of the cosmopolitan pupal parasitoid, Trichopria drosophilae (Perkins) (Hymenoptera: Diapriidae), to reduce early season D. suzukii populations. We performed augmentative releases of the parasitoid during late March–April and carried out extensive monitoring activity on both parasitoid and fly populations. Results clearly showed a mitigation of the D. suzukii population in the treated areas, associated with a higher T. drosophilae parasitism. A 34% reduction in fruit infestation was observed in the unmanaged vegetation surrounding orchards. Accordingly, pest eclosion was significantly lower in the treated area compared to the untreated one. Our results suggest that augmentative release of T. drosophilae can improve pest control of D. suzukii in the unmanaged areas surrounding the crops, thus lowering the severity of pest outbreaks in the orchards.

Keywords

Biological control Spotted-wing drosophila Diapriidae Field trials Parasitism Cherry 

Notes

Acknowledgements

We thank Mrs. Linda Brewer and Mr. Daniel T. Dalton (Oregon State University, Horticulture) for improving the English of the manuscript, prof. Vaughn Walton (Oregon State University, Horticulture) for critical revision of the study, Dr. Valerio Mazzoni (Fondazione Edmund Mach, Italy) and Dr. Lan Xue (Oregon State University, Statistics) for statistical advice and Mr. Marco Mosti (Bioplanet s.c.a.) for providing the parasitoids used in this study. Funding for research was partially provided by the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio Trento e Rovereto (CaRiTRo) (grant number: 1238/2015 giovani ricercatori).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marco Valerio Rossi Stacconi
    • 1
    • 2
  • Alberto Grassi
    • 2
  • Claudio Ioriatti
    • 2
  • Gianfranco Anfora
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of HorticultureOregon State UniversityCorvallisUSA
  2. 2.Technology Transfer CentreFondazione Edmund Mach (FEM)San Michele All’adigeItaly
  3. 3.Research and Innovation CentreFondazione Edmund Mach (FEM)San Michele All’adigeItaly
  4. 4.Center Agriculture Food Environment (C3A)University of TrentoSan Michele All’adigeItaly

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