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First catch in Steuben County

Two male SWD were caught in a trap set on the edge of a blueberry planting on June 27, 2017 in Steuben County. The blueberries at this site are mostly green, but beginning to ripen. Traps at this site are being monitored by Stephanie Mehlenbacher, extension educator with Steuben County Cornell Cooperative Extension. It will […]

Sustained catch in several counties

Sustained catch (two weeks in a row catching SWD) was reported on June 26 and 27, 2017, in several counties: Albany, Rennselaer, Saratoga, Schuyler and Washington. Reports have come in from Annie Mills, field technician with Laura McDermott and the Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program and from Taylere Herrmann and Nicole Mattoon with me in […]

Pruning caneberries to minimize SWD habitat within the planting

Examine your caneberry plantings for conditions that promote SWD infestation and take steps to eliminate them. Although we cannot change the weather, we can alter conditions in the planting to reduce the cool, dark, humid areas preferred by SWD. Pruning and training systems can help maintain an open canopy to increase sunlight and reduce humidity. […]

First catch in Cayuga County

Two female SWD were caught in a summer raspberry planting on June 26, 2017, one each in a trap set on the edge and a trap set within the planting. About 40% of the fruit at this location is showing color and ripe for picking. These traps are being monitored by Nicole Mattoon and Taylere […]

First catch Ulster County

At two monitoring sites in Ulster County, SWD was caught in the week ending June 21, 2017. In summer raspberry at one site, 6 SWD (4 females and 2 males) were caught in two traps within the crop and 7 SWD (5 females and two males) were caught in two traps on the edge of […]

Sustained catch in Tioga County

At two sites in Tioga County, SWD has been caught two weeks in a row as of June 20, 2017, indicating established populations. Numbers caught are still low. Four SWD, 1 female and 3 males, in one trap set outside a high tunnel of raspberries. Three SWD, 2 female and 1 male, in one trap […]

Hummingbird research site in Ontario County caught SWD

In our hummingbird research site, SWD has been caught in traps. This occurred during the week ending June 22, 2017. We have 36 traps set at this location, which is a very high number of traps. Although not representative of a typical SWD monitoring site, given the number of reports coming in from other counties, […]

First catch in Wayne County

Six female SWD were caught in traps checked on June 21, 2017 set in a raspberry planting in Wayne County. There are some ripe fruit present in the planting at this time. These traps are being monitored by Nicole Mattoon, field technician, and Taylere Herrmann, summer technician, with Juliet Carroll’s program, NYS IPM Program, Cornell […]

First catch in Rensselaer County

Three female and one male SWD were caught the week ending June 23, 2017 in two traps set on the edge of a blueberry planting in Rensselaer County. The two traps set within the crop did not catch SWD. The blueberries are not yet ripe, though the ‘Duke’ are about 10 days from picking. This […]

First catch in Washington County

One female SWD was caught the week ending June 23, 2017 in a trap placed at the edge of a blueberry planting in Washington County. This information is from Annie Mills, field technician with Laura McDermott, Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program, Cornell Cooperative Extension. Many reports are coming in of first catch of SWD. Make […]

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