This post contains a summary of trap counts for the week of August 27.  Please refer to previous blog posts for counts from earlier in the growing season. The regional monitoring program was conducted in berry and stone fruit crops and grapes in Essex, Chatham-Kent, Elgin, Norfolk, Niagara, Wellington, Durham, Ottawa/Carleton, Stormont/Dundas/Glengarry, and Northumberland counties.

Overall SWD pressure continues to increase and management should be maintained in all crops that are currently being harvested.

The monitoring project is a collaboration among the Niagara Peninsula Fruit and Vegetable Growers, Ontario Tender Fruit Growers, the Eastern Ontario Berry Growers, OMAFRA staff and private consultants.

Traps have been moved from harvested crops into stone fruit (peach, nectarine, blue plum) and grape varieties.  We have placed 3-4 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.

SWD has been identified in traps in all monitored counties.   Because the impact of SWD on peaches, nectarines, plums and grapes has not been confirmed in Ontario, it is recommended that when choosing pre-harvest insecticides for Oriental fruit moth or Grape berry moth, that products that also have activity against SWD be used if possible.  Check the SWD product registrations on our website.

 

Mako and Malathion have received emergency use registration for this year again and previous blog posts for information on products for managing pre-harvest insects including SWD on stone fruit and grapes.

 

# of Female SWD # of Male SWD County Crop Crop Stage
74

5

34

64

5

30

Niagara Peach

Peach

Peach

Turning colour

Turning colour

Turning colour

56

51

63

38

17

23

16

23

Niagara Peach

Peach

Peach

Peach

Post-Harvest

Post-Harvest

Post-Harvest

Post-Harvest

81

33

17

54

67

34

Niagara Baco

Plum

Plum

Veraison

Turning colour

Turning colour

28

26

26

8

9

8

Niagara Peach

Nectarines

Nectarines

Turning colour

Harvest

Harvest

41

54

69

49

42

42

Niagara Peach

Nectarines

Nectarines

Post-harvest

Turning colour

Turning colour

27

70

52

30

26

43

Niagara Baco

Baco

Baco

Veraison

Veraison

Veraison

4

11

22

0

3

5

Niagara Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

Veraison

Veraison

Veraison

113

2

296

43

29

122

Niagara Baco

Baco

Baco

Veraison

Veraison

Veraison

85

71

38

64

41

40

Niagara Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

Veraison

Veraison

Veraison

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