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Berry Crops Field Workshop

Tomorrow! Tuesday, August 29, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at The Berry Patch, 15589 NY-22, Stephentown, NY 12168 this workshop will cover the following topics: Plasticulture strawberry production for June bearing and day neutral varieties Low tunnel strawberry production High tunnel raspberry production Exclusion netting to control SWD in blueberries Using computer models to […]

2017 SWD monitoring launched

Monitoring of SWD in New York has begun! Twelve Cornell Cooperative Extension programs and 13 extension scientists are cooperating this year. Some research sites may also be included in the mix, courtesy of the programs of Greg Loeb at the NY State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, NY and Peter Jentsch at the Hudson Valley […]

Grower Survey on SWD

Please complete this national SWD survey, as soon as possible. Here’s the link to the Sustainable SWD Management survey. https://survey.ncsu.edu/swd/ The national Sustainable Spotted Wing Drosophila Management for United States Fruit Crops project funded by the USDA Specialty Crops Research Initiative needs and will benefit from feedback from growers across the country. For those reading […]

Workshops on Protected Culture

Are you looking for ways to protect your crop and lengthen your berry growing season? Plan to attend a Protected Culture Workshop for Berry Growers!  Two workshops will be held. The first in Portland, NY on February 28th at the Cornell Lake Erie Research and Extension Lab (CLEREL). The second in Riverhead, NY on March […]

Webinar on SWD insecticidal control – today!

The SWD SCRI project is hosting a webinar today,  Jan. 25, 2017, at 12-1 p.m., with focus on insecticide control. To register for the webinar, visit the link below. https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/5c0227f576a61869d746f627e8486654 Members of the Sustainable Spotted Wing Drosophila Project will present an online webinar Jan. 25, 2017, at 12-1 p.m., highlighting information about controlling the invasive […]

December 14 workshop postponed

Wednesday’s ‘Growing berries under cover workshop’ at the Cornell Lake Erie Research and Extension Lab, Portland, NY has been postponed until February 28. You still have three chances to attend this program around New York State: January 17, 2017: Oncenter Convention Center Syracuse, NY at the Empire State Producers EXPO to attend this workshop, register at https://nysvga.org/expo/information/ […]

High tunnels, low tunnels, protected culture – Workshops!

Protected Culture WORKSHOPS for Berry Growers!  Three workshops will be held—in Portland, NY on December 14th; in Syracuse, NY on January 17; and in Riverhead, NY on March 7. Yes, we’re spreading the word on protected culture – high tunnels, low tunnels, and everything in between – with these workshops in Western NY, Central NY, […]

SWD IPM Working Group – Oct 20-21

The 2016 NE IPM SWD Working Group meeting will happen on Friday, October 21st, 2016. We invite members of the NE IPM SWD Working Group and interested berry growers, educators, and consultants to participate. The Working Group meeting will be held at the NYSAES, Cornell University campus in Geneva, NY.  If you are interested in […]

Updates from Global SWD Research

Spotted wing drosophila (SWD) is native to South East Asia. It was first recorded as an invasive species in Hawaii in 1980, and in both California and parts of Europe in 2008. Since then it has spread rapidly throughout temperate North America and Europe, mainly due to global trade combined with an initial lack of […]

2016 Drought Survey – NY & Northeast

Got drought issues on your farm? Help us collect regional information on the 2016 drought so we can help you be better prepared in the future. Fill out the 2016 Drought Survey. This summer we have experienced a period of lower than average rainfall combined with higher than average temperatures that has led to a […]

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