In response to the spotted wing drosophila that was found in Michigan last fall, Michigan State University has launched an informational website about the pest.


It can be found at http://www.ipm.msu.edu/swd.htm.


As part of its effort to educate growers about the newcomer, Extension specialists have planned a series of hands-on workshops.


The website also gives instructions on how to build monitoring traps for the pest.