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Organic Management Guide Released

A national team of researchers lead by the University of Georgia has released a new guide to organic management of SWD this May, 2018, Management Recommendations for SWD in Organic Berry Crops. The guide details information on non-chemical and insecticide approaches to protect berry crops against SWD. Controlling SWD is particularly challenging, requiring a rigorous, persistent and […]

First Find in Suffolk County

During the week ending on June 27, 2018, 6 female and 2 male SWD were captured in two separate Scentry-lure baited traps at blueberry and raspberry locations in eastern Long Island. This is about 2 weeks later than last year’s first interception in Suffolk County. Blueberries are still too unripe to be damaged by SWD. […]

SWD Workshop in Chemung County

A reminder that there will be a workshop on SWD in Chemung County on Tuesday July 10th, 2018, from 9:30 to 11:00 am. Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Chemung and Tioga Counties cordially invite all interested regional fruit producers to this meeting, Spotted Wing Drosophila Update and Discussion for Fruit Producers. The workshop will be held at the Waverly Village […]

Sustained catch in Ulster County

For a second week in a row, SWD were caught at a berry farm in Ulster County. Two females were caught, one each, in two traps set inside the planting during the week ending on June 28, 2018. A 20-berry fruit sample was collected and no SWD eggs were found in the fruit. An insecticide […]

Renovate Strawberry Plantings Promptly

Strawberry renovation is a critical, but often overlooked part of growing June bearing strawberries.  This year, with SWD numbers climbing, it’s even more important to remove fruit leftover in the field as quickly as possible. Otherwise, this fruit can serve as a food and reproductive resource for SWD population growth. The task that creates a […]

First Find in Rensselaer County

Two female SWD were caught in one of two traps set in an Amelanchier hedgerow immediately adjacent to a June bearing strawberry field during the week ending June 25, 2018. The two other traps at this location are inside exclusion netting over a blueberry planting and caught zero SWD. These traps are being monitored by […]

SWD first find in Ulster County

A single female SWD was caught in one of four traps set in a fall raspberry planting in Ulster County during the week ending June 21, 2018. This trap was set on the edge of the planting next to a blueberry field. A second site in Ulster County with four traps caught zero SWD this […]

SWD first find in Columbia and Schuyler Counties

One female SWD was caught in a trap set in a sweet cherry orchard in Columbia County during the week ending June 18, 2018. Three other traps at that orchard, two on the orchard edge and another within the orchard, caught zero SWD. These traps are being monitored by technician Natasha Field, working with Laura […]

First find in Cayuga County

A single male was found the week ending June 11, 2018 in one of four traps set in a red raspberry planting in Cayuga County. The trap that caught the male SWD was set in the interior of the 8-row planting. These traps are being monitored by Nicole Mattoon and Ryan Parker, with Juliet Carroll, […]

SWD insecticide quick guides updated for 2018

There were a few changes during the past year in the insecticides registered in New York State for SWD management. Most notably: Delegate WG, spinetoram (new product label, 62719-541) no longer needs a 2ee for use on stone fruits, grapes, brambles and blueberries. There is also a supplemental label for blueberries. Radiant, spinetoram (new product label, […]

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