On June 7, 2017, 3 female and 1 male SWD were identified in a monitoring network trap set on June 1st in the border row near the wooded edge of a blueberry planting in Suffolk County. The other trap inside the same blueberry field, as well as traps in other locations (raspberry, blackberry, and grape) did not catch any SWD. This is the first catch in Suffolk County, Long Island in this season. Faruque Zaman, entomologist and educator with Suffolk County Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center sent in this report.
A comprehensive blog on SWD management will be posted today, also. In most locations in New York, raspberries are beginning to flower, blueberries have just set fruit, and June strawberries are just beginning to ripen.