Spectrum News features Fanning in article about Maine’s efforts to combat spotted-wing drosophila

In an article about efforts to combat the pest spotted-wing drosophila, Spectrum News highlighted the research of Philip Fanning, assistant professor of agricultural entomology at the University of Maine, who is studying whether the parasite Ganaspis brasiliensis can be used to control the berry-eating pest without using chemicals. Fanning was recently awarded $3 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for his research about organic control methods for the pest. Fanning said work with the parasite has already begun, but the $3 million grant will allow the study to expand to include organic farmers.