9.17.14 SWD Update from Frank Drummond

This past week (September 12) saw a sharp increase in the number of SWD trap captures, both in the Blue Hill Peninsula (70.2 flies/trap) and in the Jonesboro area (80.4 flies/trap). Infestation of fruit was found to be 6.4% in the Blue Hill Peninsula and only 0.5% in the Jonesboro area. If the weather warms up in the next week, we can expect an increase in fruit damage in those fields that still have not been harvested yet.

Please contact David Yarborough at davidy@maine.edu or Frank Drummond at fdrummond@maine.edu if you any questions and/or concerns.