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Living with SWD

Now that spotted wing drosophila is here to stay, berry growers in NY need radically different plans to grow a healthy crop. Marvin Pritts, Professor and Chair, Department of Horticulture, Cornell University, shares strategies for berry growers in his recent article, published in the NY Berry News, Horticultural Strategies for Living with SWD. Details on […]

SWD & grapes – Long Island

In September, SWD populations in Suffolk County increased over four-fold, with more than 400 per trap (up from <100). Similar trends have been observed in other regions. Late season raspberries are almost 100% infested in blocks without insecticidal control. Since early August, Faruque Zaman, Suffolk County Cornell Cooperative Extension entomologist, has been checking grapes for […]