Category Archives: Cherries

Spotted Wing Drosophila Update, July 19, 2018

This post contains a summary of trap counts for the week of July 16.  Note that unless otherwise noted, the numbers reported are number of SWD per trap rather than total number over 4 traps.  Please refer to previous blog … Continue reading

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Updated- SWD Update July 13, 2018

Spotted Wing Drosophila Update, July 13, 2018 This year we are conducting a regional monitoring program in berry and stone fruit crops and grapes including Essex, Chatham-Kent, Elgin, Norfolk, Wellington, Niagara, Durham, Ottawa/Carleton, Stormont, Dundas and Glengary (SDG) and Northumberland … Continue reading

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Update- Spotted Wing Drosophila Update, July 13, 2018

Update- Spotted Wing Drosophila Update, July 13, 2018 This year we are conducting a regional monitoring program in berry and stone fruit crops and grapes including Essex, Chatham-Kent, Elgin, Norfolk, Wellington, Niagara, Durham, Ottawa/Carleton, Stormont, Dundas and Glengary (SDG) and … Continue reading

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Irrigation Water Quality and Mitigating Food Safety Risks

By Rebecca Shortt, Kathryn Carter, and Danielle Visschedyk, OMAFRA Irrigation water can contain pathogens, microorganisms that cause illness or death in humans.  Every time contaminated water comes in direct contact with fruit or vegetables, there is a risk that these … Continue reading

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Spotted Wing Drosophila Update, July 6, 2018

Spotted Wing Drosophila Update, July 6, 2018 This year we are conducting a regional monitoring program in berry and stone fruit crops and grapes including Essex, Chatham-Kent, Elgin, Norfolk, Niagara, Durham, Ottawa/Carleton, Dundas-Stormont and Glengary (DSG) and Northumberland counties.  This … Continue reading

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Spotted Wing Drosophila Update, June 29, 2018

This year we are conducting a regional monitoring program in berry and stone fruit crops and grapes including Essex, Chatham-Kent, Elgin, Norfolk, Niagara, Durham, Ottawa/Carleton, Dundas-Stormont and Glengary (DSG) and Northumberland counties.  This post contains a summary of trap counts … Continue reading

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Managing Spotted wing drosophila and cherry fruit fly in the ripening cherry crop

Spotted wing Drosophila (SWD) populations usually start to soar in late-July, after the majority of the tart cherry crop is harvested.  In 2017, numbers rose quickly, reaching levels much higher than normal by the time cherries started to colour.   This … Continue reading

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