Summer Berry Field Meeting. Focus on SWD. Thursday, July 19th 2018 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Poughkeepsie Farm Project

SWD on Raspberry

Summer Berry Field Meetings: 2018
Exclusion Netting & SWD Monitoring

Thursday, July 19th 2018

5:00pm to 7:00pm

This is a great opportunity to join us at Poughkeepsie Farm Project, our host site for a close look at a SWD exclusion netting system trial in raspberries.

Peter Jentsch of the Hudson Valley Research Lab will discuss the biology and current management strategies for SWD on Raspberry. A demonstration plot on the construction of exclusion netting and the use of attract and kill baits for management of SWD in a U-Pick raspberry planting will be discussed. An ‘Overview of Exclusion Project’ handout will be provided.

A low tunnel over strawberries will be available for viewing.

Bring a fruit sample for salt flotation testing, or a plant sample if you have other berry questions.

Attendees can enter for a chance to win free SWD monitoring traps!

Poughkeepsie Farm Project
51 Vassar Farm Lane
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

COST: Free and Open to the public

Please Register online at:
Or call Abby Henderson at 518-746-2553

Sponsored and supported by:
Hudson Valley Research Lab (HVRL) & CCE Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Program
New York State Berry Growers Association (NYSBGA)
Poughkeepsie Farm Project

Exclusion Net System

About Peter J Jentsch

Peter J. Jentsch serves the mid-Hudson Valley pome fruit, grape and vegetable growers as the Senior Extension Associate in the Department of Entomology for Cornell University’s Hudson Valley Laboratory located in Highland, NY. He provides regional farmers with information on insect related research conducted on the laboratory’s 20-acre research farm for use in commercial and organic fruit and vegetable production. Peter is a graduate of the University of Nebraska with a Masters degree in Entomology. He is presently focusing on invasive insect species, monitoring in the urban environment and commercial agricultural production systems throughout the state
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