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Steuben County – first find

One male SWD was caught in a trap set in blueberry in Steuben County the week ending July 31, 2014. The other three traps at this location had no SWD. These traps are being monitored by Stephanie Mehlenbacher, Steuben County Cornell Cooperative Extension. (GDD 1427; day length 14:26)

Spray decision-making

The SWD monitoring network will continue trap counts until SWD is caught for two consecutive weeks, or until sustained trap catch. Sustained trap catch, in general, is used as an indicator that the insect being monitored can be consistently found in the area. If insects aren’t caught in traps the week after first catch, this […]

Dutchess County – first report

Two male SWD were caught in traps set in raspberry in Dutchess County the week ending July 28, 2014. One trap set within the planting and the other on the planting edge; each caught a single male. The other two traps at the location had no SWD. These traps are being monitored by Emily Klamberg […]

Organic insecticides

Organic-approved insecticides for SWD include Entrust Naturalyte and Entrust SC (active ingredient spinosad.) Both require the 2(ee) recommendation for use against SWD. You must have the 2(ee) in hand when using the insecticide for SWD. Download the 2(ee) for Entrust Naturalyte on all crops except strawberry at this website http://128.253.223.36/ppds/523698.pdf. Download the 2(ee) for Entrust […]

Yates County – first find

Seven SWD adults have been caught in Yates County the week ending July 24, 2014 in a summer raspberry planting. Most were caught in the two traps set on the edge of the planting, one male in one trap and two males and two females in the other trap. One of the traps set within […]

Ulster County – first find

A single male SWD was caught in a trap set in blueberries in Ulster County the week ending July 25, 2014. The other three traps at the location were in raspberry and a hedgerow and had no SWD. Traps at this location are being monitored by Jim O’Connell, Ulster County Cornell Cooperative Extension, Eastern NY […]

Wayne County – first find

A single male SWD was caught in a trap set in Wayne County the week ending July 25, 2014. The other three traps in the summer raspberry site had no SWD. Traps are being monitored by Juliet Carroll, NYS IPM Program. (GDD 1329; day length 14:43)

Erie County – first find

Two SWD females were caught in Erie County, one per site at two sites with four traps each, the week ending July 16, 2014 in summer raspberry and July 19 in fall raspberry. Traps are being monitored by Sharon Bachman, Erie County Cornell Cooperative Extension. SWD is certainly showing up at many locations across NY, […]

Westchester County – first report

Three SWD males were confirmed from traps set in raspberries and checked the week ending July 18, 2014 in Westchester County. A science project is underway at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, Pocantico Hills, NY, where children are learning to monitor and identify SWD males in the raspberry, blueberry, and currant plantings at […]

Rensselaer County – first find

Two female SWD were caught in traps set in Rensselaer County the week ending July 22, 2014. One trap is in an Amelanchier hedgerow and the other is in blueberries. Traps are being monitored by Cara Henderson Fraver in Laura McDermott’s program, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Eastern NY Horticulture Program. First SWD trap catch reports are […]

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