Organic Coating Gives Cherries a Chance to Fend Off Fruit Flies

With an organic, food-grade coating sprayed on cherries in the orchard, western cherry fruit flies (Rhagoletis indifferens) have difficulty gripping the fruit surface to lay eggs. Ongoing research is fine-tuning the coating formulation in hopes of creating a new tool for integrated pest management in cherries. (Photo by madkaplan via iNaturalist, CC BY-NC 4.0)

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With an organic, food-grade coating sprayed on cherries in the orchard, western cherry fruit flies (Rhagoletis…

Source: Entomology Today

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