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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 sure your berry planting row middles are kept mowed, weeds are kept down within the rows, and plantings are pruned to allow sunlight penetration and good air circulation. Monitor the planting for ripening and ripe fruit. The berries at this site were close to being ripe last Monday, June 19. The majority of the planting is at late green fruit with just a few clusters/plants at fruit coloring.


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