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Tonight! — SWD Field Meeting, Hudson Valley

Starting at 5:00 PM today, Thursday, July 19, 2018, a field meeting on Exclusion Netting & SWD Monitoring will be held. The meeting runs from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the Poughkeepsie Farm Project. Attend the meeting to see and learn about an SWD exclusion netting trial in raspberries! Peter Jentsch, entomologist with the Hudson Valley Research Lab, will […]

Organic Management Guide Released

A national team of researchers lead by the University of Georgia has released a new guide to organic management of SWD this May, 2018, Management Recommendations for SWD in Organic Berry Crops. The guide details information on non-chemical and insecticide approaches to protect berry crops against SWD. Controlling SWD is particularly challenging, requiring a rigorous, persistent and […]

SWD Workshop in Chemung County

A reminder that there will be a workshop on SWD in Chemung County on Tuesday July 10th, 2018, from 9:30 to 11:00 am. Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Chemung and Tioga Counties cordially invite all interested regional fruit producers to this meeting, Spotted Wing Drosophila Update and Discussion for Fruit Producers. The workshop will be held at the Waverly Village […]

SWD insecticide quick guides updated for 2018

There were a few changes during the past year in the insecticides registered in New York State for SWD management. Most notably: Delegate WG, spinetoram (new product label, 62719-541) no longer needs a 2ee for use on stone fruits, grapes, brambles and blueberries. There is also a supplemental label for blueberries. Radiant, spinetoram (new product label, […]

SWD Update & Discussion for Fruit Producers

Chemung County is hosting a Spotted Wing Drosophila Update and Discussion for Fruit Producers on Tuesday July 10th, 2018, from 9:30 to 11:00 am. This morning session is open to all interested fruit growers and will be held at the Waverly Village Hall, Meeting Room, at 32 Ithaca St, Waverly, NY 14892. Spread the word! Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of […]

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 […]

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