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Sustained catch in Schuyler County

Eight SWD were caught in raspberry and 5 in blueberry in side-by-side plantings in Schuyler County during the week ending July 9, 2018. Traps set in raspberry had 1 male and 4 females. Traps on the edge of the raspberry planting had 3 females. Traps set in the blueberry field had 4 females and those on the edge of the crop had 1 female. These traps are being monitored by Ryan Parker and Juliet Carroll, NYS IPM Program.

Checking fruit for larva with salt flotation at a workshop on SWD.

These data suggest that both raspberries and blueberries are at risk of infestation. Monitoring on your own farm is warranted – using traps, sampling fruit with salt flotation, and examining fruit for signs of infestation. All these methods are described on the SWD Monitoring web page.

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