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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 Cooperative Extension.

The impact of SWD infestation on raspberry fruit in late summer can be severe. Get this fruit out of your planting to reduce SWD population build up.

It is looking like it may prove to be an early and challenging year for managing SWD in berry crops, with summer raspberries at risk. Please review SWD management guidelines and read through the SWD blog, Protecting crops from SWD infestation.

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