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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.

This was the second consecutive week of trap catch indicating sustained trap captures. Once sustained catch was attained, traps at this site were taken down.

Keep a close eye on your berries, plan to protect them from SWD. Practice clean picking, sanitation and post-harvest refrigeration (below 40°F, preferably ~35°F) to keep SWD populations down. Find information on the Cornell Fruit Resources Spotted Wing Drosophila website.

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