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SWD trap network alert

As of August 7, 2017, all of the 32 SWD trapping sites have caught SWD in 21 counties in New York. To prevent fruit infestation now, susceptible fruit crops need to be protected with an insecticide spray program or have already had exclusion netting in place. Reports are coming in from growers stunned by the […]

First catch in Herkimer County

Herkimer County traps caught 10 SWD, 7 males and 3 females, on August 1, 2017. Four traps are being monitored in a blueberry planting, which is still not at peak ripeness. The grower is hoping to get a couple more weeks of picking out of the planting. Traps in Herkimer County are being monitored by […]

More SWD being found – cherries at risk

In the last week of July 2017, my program found up to 100 SWD in some of the SWD traps in our raspberry research plot in Geneva, NY. Without a doubt, pressure from SWD and fruit infestation levels will be increasing as the SWD population explodes. In addition, fruit crops normally escaping infestation are reporting […]

Blueberry grower reports

Reports from blueberry growers have come in. SWD — caught in traps, found in fruit, and plantings shut down. One of these growers in the Southern Tier of NY, caught a single male in a trap on Sunday, July 23, 2017, and then, “In a matter of 3 days my 4 traps exploded with SWD. […]

Catching up on sustained catch reports

Sustained catch (two weeks in a row catching SWD) has occurred in several counties: Orleans on June 15 and 22, Niagara on June 28 and 29, Ulster on June 28 and 29, Clinton on July 10, Essex on July 10, and Livingston on July 13. In Essex County the sustained catch had 144 SWD, caught […]

Sustained catch in St Lawrence County

4 female SWD were caught the week ending July 15, 2017 in two traps set near some wild raspberries growing outside a blueberry planting. This is sustained catch at this location. Paul Hetzler, extension educator, St Lawrence County CCE, is monitoring these traps as part of a berry research project. Although Paul expected to find […]

Sustained catch in Genesee County

14 SWD were caught on July 10, 2017 in two traps set in a raspberry planting. 7 females were in the trap set within the crop; 4 female and 3 male SWD were caught in the trap set on the edge of the planting. These traps are being serviced by Jan Beglinger, extension educator, Genesee […]

First catch in St Lawrence County

SWD was confirmed caught on July 8, 2017 from traps set in a blueberry planting in St Lawrence County. 2 female SWD were caught in one of two traps. There are ripening ‘Blue Ray’, ‘Duke’ and ‘Blue Crop’ blueberry varieties in the field, but ‘Patriot’ is still green at this location. These traps are being […]

First catch Livingston County

3 SWD were caught in traps checked on July 6, 2017 — 2 female and 1 male were found in the trap set on the edge of the small blueberry planting at this location. Practice these IPM tactics for managing SWD: trapping to know when SWD has arrived at the fruit planting; carefully monitoring the […]

First and sustained catch Wyoming County

First catch in a raspberry planting on July 6, 2017 of 3 female SWD in a trap within the crop and 1 female in a trap set on the edge of the crop. Sustained catch on July 12, 2017 of 18 SWD, 8 females and 10 males. Within the crop the trap caught 7 male […]

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