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Jobs available in the NYS IPM Program

The NYS IPM Program is Hiring Four Positions! The New York State Integrated Pest Management Program (NYSIPM) at Cornell University is hiring four specialists to promote the adoption of IPM in New York State. All positions will be housed on either the Geneva or Ithaca campuses of Cornell University. The positions are: Biocontrol Specialist (Extension […]

Onondaga County first find

Two male and 12 female SWD were caught in traps on July 26, 2016 that were set in a blueberry planting in Onondaga County. Much of the planting had reduced crop load due to winter damage. These traps are being monitored by Nicole Mattoon, technician, and Juliet Carroll, Fruit IPM Coordinator, NYS IPM Program. Although […]

SWD egg laying – extreme drought & heat

The earliest ever arrival in New York State of this fast-reproducing insect rang alarm bells in anticipation of heavy infestations in early or mid-season berry crops that often escape damage. However, larval infestations have been curiously low in summer raspberry and blueberry crops sampled in many areas, including the Finger Lakes region. We suspect that […]

Genesee County sustained catch

Sustained capture in traps checked on July 18, 2016, in Genesee County found 10 female and 1 male SWD. These traps are set in a fall raspberry planting in which fruit are just beginning to ripen. Traps in Genesee County are being monitored by David Russell, Master Gardener, and Jan Beglinger, association community educator, with […]

Niagara County sustained catch

SWD populations are building! The sustained capture in traps checked on on July 15, 2016, in Niagara County found 12 female and 6 male SWD. Berry crops are ripe and ripening. Summer raspberry harvest is nearing completion, fall raspberries are ripening and blueberry harvest is beginning and the crop is ripening. Traps in Niagara County […]

Orleans County sustained catch

Both sites in Orleans County where SWD traps are being monitored had sustained trap catch on July 15, 2016. One site is a raspberry planting with ripe fruit and the other a blueberry planting where fruit are ripening. First find was on July 8, 2016, and this report wasn’t posted to the blog (my apologies […]

Albany County sustained catch

This report came in June 27, 2016—my apologies for not sending it out sooner. Four female SWD were caught, one in each trap at this Albany County summer raspberry site. These traps are being monitored by Annie Mills, technician, and Laura McDermott, Extension educator, with the Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program of Cornell Cooperative Extension. […]

Washington County sustained catch

Two female and two male SWD were caught in traps checked on July 12, 2016 that are set in a blueberry planting in Washington County. These traps are being monitored by Annie Mills, technician, and Laura McDermott, Extension educator, with the Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program of Cornell Cooperative Extension. This is the second consecutive […]

Saratoga County sustained catch

For two weeks in a row, SWD has been caught in traps set in a blackberry planting in Saratoga County. Four male and two female SWD were caught this week in traps checked on July 12, 2016, indicating that populations in this location are building up. These traps are being monitored by Annie Mills, technician, […]

Genesee County first find

One female SWD was caught in traps checked on July 12, 2016 in a raspberry planting in Genesee County. The fruit at this location is ripe and ripening. These traps are being monitored by David Russell, Master Gardener, who is working with Jan Beglinger, Agriculture Outreach Coordinator, Genesee County Cornell Cooperative Extension.

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