8.18.14 SWD Update from Frank Drummond

Last week (August 13) SWD trap captures in the Blue Hill area started to increase dramatically to 10-20 flies/trap. In the Columbus and Jonesboro area, trap capture increased to four to six SWD/trap. As of last week, there was still NO detectable SWD larval infestations in the fruit. We will be sampling the traps and fruit again early this week (August 19-20) and let you know what we are finding. We suspect that fruit infestation will start to occur fairly soon, at least in the Blue Hill area. If you have not harvested your fields yet, please maintain your SWD trapping program.