Week of July 14 – 18 Scouting Report Summary


  • Apples:  Overall, insect levels have decreased from the previous weeks.  Some light levels of green apple aphid were noted.  Fruit is developing.
  • Grapes:  Scouts noted symptoms of grape black rot in some locations.  Light defoliation due to Japanese beetle feeding has been found across vineyards.
  • Brambles, Blackberries and Raspberries: The big news is that spotted wing drosophila (SWD) was found in traps this week.  One female SWD in a West Salem area trap in black raspberries and one female SWD in the Wooster area from a trap in black raspberries.  Growers are advised to start a preventative spray program for ripening berries.
  • Blueberries:  Harvest continues for mid-season blueberries.  No SWD found in blueberries but they are in the area.

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