SWD & BMSB Update
2016 has been another record year for SWD population numbers, with some locations exceeding 1500-2000/trap per week, in the metro area. This past week, most location counts declined to <100/week; with the cooler weather this week, numbers could rebound again. As noted earlier, control options with insecticides in open field systems, continues to be a challenge. Given our experience the past two years, if susceptible fruit (of any of the berry crops) is present on a farm, then the first insecticide sprays should be applied as soon as possible, and maintained on a 5-day schedule until final harvest. View the entire article here.