SWD in Northern Nova Scotia-Updated

Friday, August 16, 2013

We have one confirmed case of SWD in Cumberland county, as of yesterday: Diligent River area.

This area is on the lowland area and not in the higher and later developing fields.

Captures are still at low levels and only at a couple of sites at this point.

Based on experience from other areas, SWD starts sporadically and then expands as populations build

What does this mean?

1) If you are in those areas, keep monitoring your fields

2) In these areas if you are within 4-5 days of finishing your harvest, keep picking, the risk to those fields is low.

3) If you won't be harvesting a field or a group of fields for a week or more in these areas, you should consider a control option. 

If you are monitoring your fields individually, you can wait until you get your first capture before spraying (check frequently)
Emergency registered products for control of SWD

(Check with your processor/broker before you spray!)

If you are outside of these areas, you do not need to apply control options yet. However, monitoring  is very important right now, particularly if you are in an early developing area!!

Based on trends we have seen across the country I expect populations to build over the next two weeks and we will start seeing initial captures in other areas.

I will keep you updated on captures in other areas