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“Recatch” in Columbia County

Four female SWD were caught the week ending July 9, 2018 in a harvested sweet cherry orchard after two weeks of zero SWD catch. The two traps set within the orchard had 2 females in one and 1 female in the other. The two traps set on the edge of the orchard caught only 1 female SWD. These traps are being monitored by Natasha Field and Laura McDermott, Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program. Natasha will check traps next week to see if there is sustained catch.

As with June-bearing strawberry, SWD may use remnant sweet cherry fruit as a resource to feed on and reproduce in, allowing populations to build in the orchard and spill over onto nearby susceptible crops.


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