One female SWD was caught in two traps placed in a small raspberry patch in Livingston County. Traps were checked on July 3, 2019 by Dave Thorp, CCE Association of Livingston County.
Only four counties in the network, two added just last month, have not yet caught SWD — Herkimer, Onondaga, Orleans, and Tioga. All these counties have traps set in blueberry fields. In Orleans a second site has traps set in raspberry.
Fruit that is ripe is at risk of infestation. Consult Cornell Fruit Resources SWD Management, fruit.cornell.edu/spottedwing/management/.
More information on SWD is online:
Review the Quick Guide to SWD Insecticides at
www.hort.cornell.edu/fruit/pdfs/swd/berry-insecticides.pdf for stone fruit and grapes