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Sustained catch across NY

A male spotted wing drosophila (SWD) on blueberry; another likely SWD is in the background.

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.

Details about each County’s sustained catch:

  • Wyoming: 7/12/2018, 2 females & 2 males, strawberry & blueberry
  • Columbia: 7/16/2018, 4 females & 1 male, sweet & tart cherry
  • Washington: 7/16/2018, 2 females & 1 male, blueberry
  • Orleans: 7/17/2018, 5 females & 3 males, hedgerow by raspberry
  • Wayne: 7/17/2018, 3 females & 3 males, raspberry
  • Livingston: 7/18/2018, 1 female, blueberry
  • Onondaga: 7/18/2018, 1 female, blueberry
  • Saratoga: 7/19/2018, 2 females & 1 male, blackberry

Thank you for monitoring SWD in these Counties!

  • Don Gasiewicz, Wyoming County Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE)
  • Natasha Field and Laura McDermott, CCE Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program (Columbia, Washington, Saratoga Counties)
  • Tess Grasswitz, CCE Lake Ontario Fruit Program (Orleans County)
  • David Thorp, Livingston County CCE
  • Nicole Mattoon, Ryan Parker and Juliet Carroll, CCE NYS IPM Program (Onondaga, Wayne Counties)

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