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First catch Monroe County

Four male and 10 female SWD were caught on Monday, July 27, 2015 in traps set in red raspberry in Monroe County. All four traps at the site caught SWD. For berry crops that are at risk of infestation, it will be important to plan a spray program and sanitation program to protect ripening fruit. Cool fruit (32-33 F) as soon as possible after harvest to delay or stop development of SWD. This information, and more, is available on the SWD Management page on Cornell Fruit Resources.  (GDD = 1590, day length = 14:40)

First catch in Onondaga County

Two female SWD were caught on July 23, 2015 in traps set in blueberries in Onondaga County. The traps are being monitored by Tyler Sollenne in Juliet Carroll’s program, NYS IPM Program. (GDD = 1469, day length = 14:46)

First catch in Wyoming County

Four female SWD were caught on July 23, 2015 in traps set in black raspberry in Wyoming County. One trap had 1 and the other had 3. Traps are being monitored by Don Gasiewicz, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wyoming County. (GDD = 1167, day length = 14:44)

First catch in Washington County

A lone female was caught in a trap set in blueberries in Washington County on July 22, 2015 by Laura McDermott, Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program. (GDD = 1543, day length = 14:48)

SWD female caught in a Livingston County raspberry planting the week of July 18 to 24. The characteristic saw-tooth ovipositor is shown in the inset, upper left. Note the thin dark bands on the abdomen.

SWD female that drowned in apple cider vinegar in a trap. The characteristic saw-tooth ovipositor is shown in the inset, upper left. Note the thin, continuous dark bands on the abdomen.

First catch in Orleans County

One female was caught on July 20, 2015 in a trap set in a raspberry planting in Orleans County and being serviced by Liz Tee who works with Debbie Breth in the Lake Ontario Commercial Fruit Program. Although the count is very low at this site, some locations are reporting trap catches in the double digits now. Protect berries, grapes and tree fruit that are ripe and ripening. Pay attention to all practices that can be used on your farm to manage SWD. (GDD = 1382, day length = 14:53)

Grower report – SWD in Columbia County

One female SWD and two males were caught on July 16, 2015 in traps set in blueberries in Columbia County and being monitored by the grower. This report came in courtesy of Laura McDermott, E NY Commercial Horticulture Program, who adds the site is in the southern part of Columbia County. The grower will begin a spray program for SWD on their blueberries.

First catch in Ulster County

Four male and one female SWD were caught in traps set in Ulster County and checked on July 15, 2015 by Jim O’Connell, Ulster County Cornell Cooperative Extension & the E NY Commercial Horticulture Program. One male was caught in a trap set on the edge of a blueberry planting and the rest were in a trap set in raspberries. (GDD = 1309, day length = 14:52)

First catch in Niagara County

Two males and one female were caught in traps checked on July 15, 2015 by Liz Tee who works with Debbie Breth in the Lake Ontario Commercial Fruit Program. The traps were set on the edge of a red raspberry planting in Niagara County. (GDD = 1211, day length = 15:00)

First catch in Livingston County

One male was caught in a trap set in raspberry and one female was caught in a trap set in blueberry in Livingston County. Traps were checked on July 15, 2015 by Dave Thorp, Livingston County Cornell Cooperative Extension and the insects identified by Nicole Mattoon, NYS IPM Program. (GDD = 1150, day length = 14:58)

First catch in Albany County

Three females and one male were caught in a trap set in a summer raspberry planting at a farm in Albany County. Traps were checked on July 15, 2015 by Laura McDermott, Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program. (GDD = 1312, day length = 14:56)

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