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Sustained catch in Erie County

After a very early first catch in late May, SWD has again been caught in Erie County. Re-catch occurred the week ending July 12, 2018, when two female SWD were caught, one each in traps on the edge of and within the blueberry planting. Seven SWD were caught the subsequent week, ending July 18, three […]

First and sustained catch in Dutchess County

SWD found in Dutchess County, as of the week ending on July 10, 2018, and sustained catch during the week ending July 17.  On July 10, four females and one male were found in the raspberry crop, and three females and two males were caught in the nearby hedgerow. On July 17, only 1 female […]

SWD caught in Tioga County

A blueberry grower in Tioga County monitoring traps daily for male SWD in their planting caught 6 males in one day, July 21, 2018. No SWD were found in traps up to and including Friday, July 20th. The two traps are set in the hedgerow adjacent to the blueberry field. To quote the grower, “Spraying is […]

First find in Chemung County

Three SWD were caught in two traps set in and on the edge of a blueberry planting in Chemung County; 2 males and 1 female. These traps are being monitored by Shona Ort, Chemung County Cornell Cooperative Extension. Blueberries are ripe at this location and an insecticide program will be put into place this week. […]

Sustained catch across NY

SWD has now been caught two weeks in a row in Columbia, Livingston, Onondaga, Orleans, Saratoga, Washington, Wayne, and Wyoming Counties. It’s time to pay attention to SWD and protect ripe and ripening fruit crops from infestation. SWD management SWD monitoring Crops of concern SWD identification NY distribution map Details about each County’s sustained catch: […]

Tart cherry SWD update

We have caught SWD at all but one of the seven tart cherry sites we are monitoring in Western NY, Wayne and Ontario Counties. Counts are still low and it is likely that the hot and dry weather, as well as insecticide protection, has held things in check. Weather has turned cooler and rains have […]

Tonight! — SWD Field Meeting, Hudson Valley

Starting at 5:00 PM today, Thursday, July 19, 2018, a field meeting on Exclusion Netting & SWD Monitoring will be held. The meeting runs from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the Poughkeepsie Farm Project. Attend the meeting to see and learn about an SWD exclusion netting trial in raspberries! Peter Jentsch, entomologist with the Hudson Valley Research Lab, will […]

First find in Livingston County

One female SWD was caught in a trap set in a small blueberry patch in Livingston County during the week ending July 12, 2018. These traps are being monitored by Dave Thorp, Livingston County CCE, and Ryan Parker, NYS IPM, sorted through the catch to identify the SWD. A recap: SWD monitoring, fruit.cornell.edu/spottedwing/monitoring/ – describes what you […]

First catch in Wayne and Onondaga Counties

SWD were caught in a raspberry planting in Wayne County and in two blueberry plantings, one each in Wayne and Onondaga Counties during the week ending July 10, 2018. Fruit is ripe and harvests are underway at these farms. These traps are being monitored by Ryan Parker and Nicole Mattoon, working with Juliet Carroll, NYS […]

Sustained catch in Niagara County

11 SWD were caught during the week ending July 10, 2018 in two traps set in a raspberry planting in Niagara County, indicating sustained catch.  The trap set within the crop caught 2 females and 6 males and 3 females and zero males were found in the trap set in the nearby hedgerow. This jump in […]

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