Spotted Wing Drosophila Trap Network 2013
Spotted wing Drosophila (SWD) was first detected in New York in 2011 and, in 2012, was reported from across the state causing significant damage to berry crops. For 2013, a coordinated approach was taken in the collection and delivery of SWD information to fruit growers, as well as home gardeners. An SWD website was launched at www.fruit.cornell.edu/spottedwing/ containing webpages on SWD hosts, monitoring, identification, management, distribution, impact, and biology; a blog at blogs.cornell.edu/swd1/ was started that currently has 51 subscribers; quick reference tables of labeled insecticides for at-risk fruit crops were developed; and a home gardener SWD fact sheet was written.
New York State IPM Program
Agricultural IPM; Berries; Blackberries; Blueberries; Cherries; Raspberries; Strawberries