Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) 2016 Report for New York State
All SWD trapping locations had caught SWD by August 13th. First trap catch occurred over a nine- to ten-week-long period, from June 8 to August 13. SWD was caught earlier this year than in prior years, but the hot and extremely dry weather across New York State appears to have benefited early- and mid-season berry crops, which suffered lower infestation rates in July than might have been expected from the early arrival of SWD. However, later in the summer, fall raspberries and late-maturing fruit were hard hit and growers had a difficult time maintaining insecticide coverage and control.
NYS IPM Type: Project Report
New York State Integrated Pest Management Program
Agricultural IPM; Fruits; Berries; Blueberries; Raspberries