SWD Update - August 26th

Friday, August 26, 2016

I've gotten some reports from some others trapping SWD around the province.

There have been some sporadic single captures of males over the last two weeks.  Most of the captures have been found in the earlier harvest areas of Parrsboro.  Many of the captures we have seen over the last couple of weeks are on field borders and in the woods.  This is consistent with what we have seen in the past.

One field, in the Parrsboro area, did have 3 male captures this week in a crop trap.  (the trap was placed out in the field).  At this point, this is an isolated field.

So, we are still not seeing widespread captures but localized captures in several areas.  The numbers are still low and to date we do not have confirmed larvae in the fruit in any area.

If you have a field that is still two weeks away from harvest, I would strongly encourage you to monitor for SWD. Here is the factsheet on monitoring - SWD monitoring

At this point, there is no need to consider spraying a field that will be harvested within the next 5-6 days.

Just a reminder of what is registered if you do need to spray in the next couple of weeks.  Products for SWD

Remember to contact your buyer, if you do spray, to see what is allowable for their markets and pay close attention to pre-harvest intervals.

I will update early next week.