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Female imposters

Distinguishing female SWD from other fruit flies caught in traps can prove challenging. Look alike reports to help with identification have come in from Faruque Zaman, Long Island Horticultural Research & Extension Center, Riverhead, NY and Anna Wallingford, NY State Agricultural Experiment Station, Geneva, NY. Faruque’s pictures are below. Anna’s videos are at Finger Lakes […]

No finds in NY

A quick note to let everyone know that no SWD has been caught this week (June 14-20) in traps reporting to the SWD monitoring network in NY. There is still time to prepare and plan for the actions that will be needed to protect your crops; use this time wisely. Review management tactics, calibrate sprayers, […]

Monitoring in NY

SWD traps are being set out across NY in berry plantings by Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) personnel for the 2014 monitoring season. Trap catch results from the following counties will be reporting to the NY distribution map: Albany, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung, Clinton, Columbia, Dutchess, Erie, Herkimer, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Onondaga, Ontario, Orange, Orleans, Rensselaer, Saratoga, […]

Videos to Monitor By

Videos of 2014 SWD trap contents! This year’s monitoring has begun and Anna Wallingford, Postdoctoral Associate in Greg Loeb’s lab at the Experiment Station in Geneva, created a youtube channel, Finger Lakes SWD monitoring, for weekly video updates (every Monday) on what the Loeb lab is finding in traps in and around Geneva. The videos will […]

Alerts & Protecting Fruit

No SWD has been reported, as of June 11, 2014, from any of the monitoring locations in New York. Any confirmed first trap catch SWD findings will once again be posted on the blog. Current guidelines for managing SWD are to begin insecticide applications on vulnerable crops when fruit are ripening. Late-season blueberries, blackberries and fall […]