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Tart cherry SWD update

We have caught SWD at all but one of the seven tart cherry sites we are monitoring in Western NY, Wayne and Ontario Counties. Counts are still low and it is likely that the hot and dry weather, as well as insecticide protection, has held things in check. Weather has turned cooler and rains have […]

First find in Livingston County

One female SWD was caught in a trap set in a small blueberry patch in Livingston County during the week ending July 12, 2018. These traps are being monitored by Dave Thorp, Livingston County CCE, and Ryan Parker, NYS IPM, sorted through the catch to identify the SWD. A recap: SWD monitoring, fruit.cornell.edu/spottedwing/monitoring/ – describes what you […]

First catch in Wayne and Onondaga Counties

SWD were caught in a raspberry planting in Wayne County and in two blueberry plantings, one each in Wayne and Onondaga Counties during the week ending July 10, 2018. Fruit is ripe and harvests are underway at these farms. These traps are being monitored by Ryan Parker and Nicole Mattoon, working with Juliet Carroll, NYS […]

Sustained catch in Niagara County

11 SWD were caught during the week ending July 10, 2018 in two traps set in a raspberry planting in Niagara County, indicating sustained catch.  The trap set within the crop caught 2 females and 6 males and 3 females and zero males were found in the trap set in the nearby hedgerow. This jump in […]

First find in Saratoga County

Two SWD females were caught in one out of four traps set in a blackberry planting in Saratoga County during the week ending July 11, 2018. The trap that caught SWD was on the edge of the planting. These traps are being monitored by Natasha Field and Laura McDermott, Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program. Keep […]

First find in Washington County

A single female was found in a trap set on the edge of a blueberry planting in Washington County during the week ending July 10, 2018. None of the three other traps caught any SWD. Natasha Field and Laura McDermott, Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program, are monitoring SWD at this location.

First find in Orleans County

A single female SWD was found in a trap set on the edge of a raspberry planting in Orleans County during the week ending July 10, 2018. The other tap set in the crop caught zero SWD. These traps are being monitored by Tess Grasswitz, Lake Ontario Fruit Program. Clean harvests, removing overripe fruit, weed […]

Sustained catch in Schuyler County

Eight SWD were caught in raspberry and 5 in blueberry in side-by-side plantings in Schuyler County during the week ending July 9, 2018. Traps set in raspberry had 1 male and 4 females. Traps on the edge of the raspberry planting had 3 females. Traps set in the blueberry field had 4 females and those […]

“Recatch” in Columbia County

Four female SWD were caught the week ending July 9, 2018 in a harvested sweet cherry orchard after two weeks of zero SWD catch. The two traps set within the orchard had 2 females in one and 1 female in the other. The two traps set on the edge of the orchard caught only 1 […]

Sustained catch in Schenectady County

Sustained catch of 5 SWD was obtained in Schenectady County during the week ending July 11, 2018. Four traps set in and around summer raspberry caught 2 males in the crop and 1 male and 2 females on the edge of the crop. These traps are being monitored by Natasha Field and Laura McDermott, Eastern […]

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