Harvest underway and SWD

Monday, August 14, 2017

Many have started harvest, but it's still pretty early to tell how fields are coming off.

Of note: We are starting to see a scattering of positive SWD adult captures in Northern NS.  The numbers are very low and typically found in field borders close to wild raspberry and other brambles.

If growers are trapping they should be checking the traps every few days, particularly on fields that won't be picked for a couple of weeks.

If you do start to see increasing numbers check the following link for allowable products. http://www.perennia.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/SWD-Factsheet-emergency-reg-July-2017.pdf

Remember!! be very cautious of pre-harvest intervals and check with your buyer for what products work for their markets.

I will update the blog if the numbers start to increase.