What turns off a fruit fly?

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What turns off a fruit fly?
« on: 02/04/2014 03:30:02 »
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Re: What turns off a fruit fly?
« Reply #1 on: 02/04/2014 04:06:42 »
There has been a lot of discussion lately about Drosophila suzukii, an invasive fruit fly that is apparently more damaging to crops that the more common fruit flies. 

I wonder if one could spray crops with an anti-fruit fly oil which would be non toxic, but perhaps reduce fruit fly replication.