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Hummingbirds may reduce SWD

Research in raspberries at Cornell AgriTech over the last four years has shown promise as an alternative tactic to reduce the impact of SWD on berries. As described in a previous blog posted in 2014,¬†Hummingbirds, these birds may indeed enjoy eating SWD. Preliminary data analysis for 2018 shows that when SWD numbers are very low […]

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 […]

SWD caught in traps set in tart cherry

SWD was caught in three of seven tart cherry orchards we are monitoring, during the week ending July 6. All three of these sites are near Lake Ontario in Wayne County. Inland sites in Wayne and Ontario Counties have yet to catch SWD. Harvest dates were projected to be one to three weeks out. However, […]

SWD update

As of 6 June 2018, no new reports of SWD trap captures in raspberry or blueberry from across the network have come in. All the NYS IPM Program’s traps checked so far this week in tart cherry had zero SWD, including the site that had two females last week. In a research site where we […]

SWD caught in tart cherry in Wayne County

Two female SWD were caught in two traps, one in each trap, in a tart cherry block near Lake Ontario’s shore in Wayne County during the week ending on May 31, 2018. This tart cherry block had significant SWD infestation in 2017. Fruit are still hard and green in this block and are not yet […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

SWD caught at research sites in Oswego County

1 male SWD was caught June 29, 2017 in one of 6 traps set in a 300 acre preserve field research site that has no managed fruit plantings. 1 female SWD was caught July 6, 2017 in one of 7 traps set in a managed cherry orchard (tart and sweet). Harvest is underway at this […]

Hummingbird research site in Ontario County caught SWD

In our hummingbird research site, SWD has been caught in traps. This occurred during the week ending June 22, 2017. We have 36 traps set at this location, which is a very high number of traps. Although not representative of a typical SWD monitoring site, given the number of reports coming in from other counties, […]

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