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Spotted Wing Drosophila Update

Spotted Wing Drosophila Update, June 18-24, 2019
This post contains a summary of trap counts for June 18-24, 2019.  The numbers reported are number of SWD per trap.
The regional monitoring program is being conducted in berry and stone fruit crops and grapes in Essex, Chatham-Kent, Elgin, Norfolk, Niagara, Durham, Ottawa/Carleton and Northumberland counties.
The monitoring project is supported by a grant from the Canada Adaptation Program and collaboration among Niagara Peninsula Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association, Ontario Tender Fruit Growers, Eastern Ontario Berry Growers, Grape Growers of Ontario, OMAFRA staff and private consultants.
Traps were first deployed last week (one week earlier in Essex Co) in berry and stone fruit blocks.  We have placed 4 traps with commercial SWD lures at each site.  Use these results in addition to your own monitoring program to determine when SWD is present on your farm.  Conduct a salt water test or a plastic baggie test to confirm presence of larvae in fruit.
Source : Ontario.Ca

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