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Dutchess County first & sustained catch

A single male was initially found on June 29, 2016 in traps set in a blueberry planting in Dutchess County. During the following week, by July 7, one female and four male SWD had been caught at the same location. The blueberries are starting to ripen and it will be essential to protect the fruit from infestation with an insecticide spray program. Traps are being monitored here by Jim O'Connell, Extension Educator with the Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program and Ulster County Cornell Cooperative Extension.

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