Four SWD — two males and two females (on a double date in the Scentry trap?) were caught on June 12, 2019 in traps set within a raspberry planting in Ulster County. Also, a single male caught in another site in Ulster, in blueberry that day. These traps are being monitored by Jim O'Connell, CCE Association of Ulster County.
Sustained? This is the second week in a row that SWD was caught at this site. For the SWD monitoring network, we want to see SWD caught two weeks in a row to know that the insect pest has truly arrived in an area and the trap catch isn't just a spurious occurrence.
Once we know it's sustained catch, we remove traps the following week and alert you all to focus your efforts on monitoring the crop: visually for ripeness and using salt flotation for levels of infestation.