Entomology presentations available on-demand: 2019 ENYCHP Winter Fruit Schools Desmond Hotel & Conf Ctr., Albany, NY

Entomology presentations made at the 2019 ENYCHP Winter Fruit Schools Desmond Hotel & Conf Ctr., Albany, NY are now available for viewing and future reference.

Invasive Insect Tsunami: Managing BMSB in NYS Orchards. This presentation provides updates on BMSB ecology & biology, monitoring and scouting, stink bug injury diagnostics, results of efficacy studies for insecticide selection, biological control efforts using NYS adventive Samurai wasp, and research to support reduced orchard spray programming in support of parasitoid conservation.

SWD on Raspberry

Developing Exclusion and Attract-and-kill Strategies To Manage Spotted Wing Drosophila In Raspberry PYO Production. This presentation focuses on SWD biology, alternate host and crop preferences, insecticide decision making & resistance management, Use of attract and kill systems to reduce infestation levels and exclusion netting system development for pick your own raspberry production.

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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