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Niagara County – first report

A single male SWD was caught on July 30 in one of two traps set in a raspberry planting in Niagara County by Juliet Carroll, NYS IPM Program. Traps had been moved from an adjacent, renovated strawberry field to the raspberry planting last week. (Accumulated GDD 1273, day length 14:31)

Onondaga County – first report

Two male SWD were caught in a trap collected on July 25 in a raspberry planting and one male SWD was caught in a trap also collected on July 25 in a sweet cherry orchard in Onondaga County by Julie Carroll, NYS IPM Program, Cornell Cooperative Extension. The raspberries in the planting are ripe and harvest […]

Cayuga County – first report

Two male SWD, within a raspberry planting, and one female SWD, on the edge of the planting, were caught in traps collected on July 25 in Cayuga County by Julie Carroll, NYS IPM Program, Cornell Cooperative Extension. The raspberries in the planting are beginning to ripen. It is certainly time to plan SWD management strategies to […]

Tompkins County – first report

Three male and 1 female SWD were collected in the whole wheat dough combo trap in a blackberry planting in Tompkins County on 7/24/13 by Johanna Elsensohn, Greg Loeb’s lab, Dept of Entomology, Cornell University. The traps had been set two weeks prior. (Accumulated GDD 1447, day length 14:40)

Clinton County – first report

Twenty-one male and 12 female SWD were caught in two traps set in the hedgerow near a blueberry planting in Clinton County by Amy Ivy, Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Clinton County. No SWD were caught in the two traps in the blueberry planting. This finding may underline how poorly the trap bait competes with […]

Washington County – first report

Laura McDermott, Eastern NY Horticulture Program, Cornell Cooperative Extension, reports two male SWD caught in traps set in a blueberry planting hedgerow in Washington County. Traps were collected on July 22. More on SWD management. (Accumulated GDD 1483, day length 14:47)

Rensselaer County – first report

Laura McDermott, Eastern NY Horticulture Program, Cornell Cooperative Extension, reports four male SWD caught in traps set in one location in Rensselaer County and three male SWD caught at another location. All the traps that caught SWD were set in hedgerows of berry plantings of blueberry and high tunnel raspberry (not day-neutral strawberry, as previously […]

Livingston County – first report

One male and one female SWD were caught in traps set in a raspberry planting in Livingston County by David Thorp, Livingston County Cornell Cooperative Extension, and identified by yours truly. Last week’s extreme heat in western NY may have hampered trap captures while this week’s moderate daytime temperature and cool nights may have favored […]

Seneca County – first report

Two female SWD were caught in a trap set in a blueberry planting in Seneca County collected on July 17 by Johanna Elsensohn, Research Support Specialist with Greg Loeb, Dept of Entomology, Cornell University. (Accumulated GDD 1325, day length 14:54)

SWD look-a-likes

For those of us picking through the burgeoning number of vinegar flies caught in our traps to find the single female or male SWD, Faruque Zaman and Dan Gilrein, Suffolk County Cornell Cooperative Extension, Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Laboratory, have written an article published in Vol 12, No 7 of the NY Berry […]

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