A female SWD was caught in Wayne County on July 2, 2015, marking a second, consecutive week of SWD trap capture at this location. Traps are set in summer raspberries and serviced by the Fruit IPM Program. Earliest fruit are ripe and more are coming on for a bountiful season. Protecting the crop with an insecticide program at this location will be essential.
If you are monitoring traps at your farm, it will be best to check traps daily. This way there will be fewer non-target fruit flies and other insects in your traps. Tips for identifying SWD and infested fruit are found on the SWD webpages on Cornell Fruit Resources, www.fruit.cornell.edu.