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The spotted wing drosophila lays its eggs in soft skin fruits as they ripen. Spreading across the United States and presents a particular threat to the fruit industry. Laurel wilt is a fungal disease transmitted by an exotic ambrosia beetle that affects redbay trees as well as other members of Lauraceae such as avocado. The learning objectives are to understand the following regarding the diseases and pests:


• Hosts
• Distribution
• Damage
• Life Cycle
• Identification
• Monitoring
• Control
• Sample Submission