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New fruit pest threatens soft fruit, berries, grapes

WENATCHEE — There’s a new fruit pest in North Central Washington. Larvae, likely those of the spotted-wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii), were found Tuesday in a higher-elevation cherry orchard near Wenatchee, according to Tim Smith, tree fruit specialist for the WSU Chelan-Douglas Extension.

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