Ib. Objectives

Four objectives have been outlined to accomplish the SWD*PIPE goals: 1) Develop models and maps displaying SWD relative abundance in crop and adjacent landscape; predict winter survival; determine generations and developmental degree-day activity across regions; and identify seasonal population levels and dynamics (phenology). 2) Identify factors that influence host suitability, oviposition rate, dispersal and behavior of SWD, spatially and temporally. 3) Quantify the distribution of SWD and model the risk and likelihood of SWD occurrence and impact on fruit crops. 4) Develop Extension outreach for clients including: regular updates on real-time SWD activity/events, simple diagnostics for SWD identification, notification to growers of potential risk to seasonal crops, and compare year-to-year phenology events.