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First catch in two sites in Clinton County

SWD was confirmed on July 3, 2017 from two sites in Clinton County. 2 female SWD were caught in traps on the crop edge of a summer raspberry planting where fruit is ripe. 3 female SWD were caught in a blueberry planting where fruit are still green, without blush, 2 in traps set within the crop and 1 in the traps set on the edge of  the crop.

These traps are being monitored by Amy Ivy, extension educator, Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program (ENYCHP), assisted by Anne Mills, field technician with ENYCHP.

If your berries are ripe and SWD is being caught in your area, it is time to begin management tactics to protect the crop.

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