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SWD management alert!

The SWD trap network in Long Island and the Hudson Valley region of New York is in sustained trap catch. Growers of susceptible, soft-skinned fruit, especially raspberry, blackberry, and blueberry should take this threat seriously. A management strategy that includes protection of the crop with insecticides should be considered. SWD females can lay eggs directly into ripening fruit.

SWD distribution map for NY indicates that all counties in Long Island and the Hudson Valley in which traps are being monitored have caught SWD. (Counties colored white do not have SWD traps; those in gray have no SWD trap captures to date = July 12, 2013.)

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