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Ulster County – first report

Two female SWD caught in Ulster County as reported on June 24, 2013, by Jim O’Connell, Eastern NY Horticulture Team, Cornell Cooperative Extension. One was caught in a trap placed in a blackberry plantation, the other in a trap in the adjacent woods. (Accumulated GDD 834, day length 15:09)

St. Lawrence County – look alikes

Imposters! The several possible spotted wing drosophila (SWD) females found in traps collected June 22-23 in St. Lawrence County, as reported on June 24, 2013, by Paul Hetzler, Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of St. Lawrence County, were SWD look-alikes.  Paul monitors a trap network mainly located in berry crops. Peter Jentsch’s and Julie Carroll’s programs […]

Suffolk County NY – first report

Five female and two male spotted wing drosophila (SWD) were caught in three traps the week of June 12-19, 2013, in eastern Long Island as reported by Faruque U. Zaman, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County, Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center. Two traps were in a raspberry plantation at early ripening and one […]

RI first report

The first SWD of the season was confirmed on June 19, 2013 by Heather Faubert, University of Rhode Island. A single male was caught in an apple cider vinegar/yeast insert dual trap set up in a cherry tree in Newport County, Rhode Island. Cherries were collected to check for oviposition. (Accumulated GDD 508, day langth 15:08)

Orange County, NY – first report

On 17 June, 2013, 4 female and 1 male SWD were collected from two apple cider vinegar traps in Orange County, NY and identified by Peter Jentsch, entomologist, Hudson Valley Laboratory, Cornell University. The male was caught in the trap on the wooded edge, the females were caught in traps placed in a raspberry planting with fruit starting to […]

CT first report

On June 17, 2013, a single female SWD was found in the SWD trap network maintained by Mary Concklin, Extension Educator – Fruit Production & IPM, University of Connecticut. The trap was in a cherry orchard in Hartford County, CT.  Cherries had no evidence of SWD larvae.

SWD Twilight Meeting

Kat Loeck, Vegetable & Fruit Specialist, South Central NY Ag Team, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tioga County will host a twilight meeting on Tuesday, June 18 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, at Silver Queen Farm, 5286 Stillwell Road, Trumansburg, NY, focusing on SWD. Cornell University faculty Julie Carroll, Fruit IPM Coordinator, NY State IPM Program, and Greg Loeb, […]

MA first report – one SWD found

One female spotted wing drosophila (SWD) was caught on June 10, 2013 in Massachusetts, Hampshire County, as reported by Sonia Schloemann, UMass Extension Fruit Specialist, UMass Center for Agriculture. Read more in Massachusetts Berry Notes. A female SWD has the capacity to lay over 350 eggs during her 20- to 30-day life span. The trap was […]

NY first report – one SWD found

The first reported SWD has been found in the NY trap network – one female in Ontario County. The trap was collected June 11, 2013 and is part of Greg Loeb’s trap network. The NY trap network consists of ~230 traps. As of today, no other trap locations have caught SWD, so this find represents […]

NJ and MI report their first SWD of 2013

Reports have come in from Michigan State University and Rutgers University of positive SWD findings in traps set adjacent to blueberry plantings in Michigan and New Jersey, respectively.

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