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First catch in Suffolk County

One female SWD was caught in a trap set on the edge of a blueberry planting in Suffolk County. Traps were checked on June 13, 2019 by Faurque Zaman, CCE Association of Suffolk County and Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center.

Numbers of SWD being caught are still relatively low and fruit is not yet ripening. That said, June strawberry harvest is just getting underway in many areas and this crop may be at risk of infestation.

The SWD insecticide quick guides have been updated on the Cornell Fruit Resources SWD Management page:

Quick reference guides for 2019:

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