fall fruit damage from SWD
SWD did a tough number on us back in august with the end of the blueberries. with alot of sweet juicy stuff still coming I was pretty worried...well...
Fall raspberries: Hammered, no surprise here. Total loss of crop unless your willing to pick them way to early.
Swenson red and sommereset seedless grapes: did well, there were tons of flies in them, but they appeared to only infest berries damaged by wasps and yellowjackets, easily thinned out at harvest. I was worried as these guys are relatively thin skinnned.
Stuben, bluebell, niagra grapes: all well so far....noticably less wasp damage as well (so far). skins so tough not too worried.
hybrid plums: also did pretty well, again lots of flies present, but only attacking fruit that was split or torn by wasps.
pommes: I am seeing no flies or evident damage
all told I find this encouraging. My biggest concern now is how early they may start showing up in the future. I can easily see the rest of the blueberry crop coming under risk...and that would mean cherries as well. I hope strawberries and summer raspberries remain clear of risk period.
I am pretty sure that black currants were the first crop that got infested this year.