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SWD Update & Discussion for Fruit Producers

Chemung County is hosting a Spotted Wing Drosophila Update and Discussion for Fruit Producers on Tuesday July 10th, 2018, from 9:30 to 11:00 am. This morning session is open to all interested fruit growers and will be held at the Waverly Village Hall, Meeting Room, at 32 Ithaca St, Waverly, NY 14892. Spread the word!

Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Chemung and Tioga Counties would like to cordially invite regional fruit producers to this meeting on the Spotted Wing Drosophila. Shona Ort, Agricultural Development Specialist, CCE of Chemung County, is organizing this event.


For questions and to register, please contact Shona Ort of CCE Chemung at 607-734-4453 ext 227 or sbo6@cornell.edu.


Male SWD on raspberry. Photo by Dave Handley, UMaine Extension, Highmoor Farm.

Dr. Julie Carroll, Fruit IPM Coordinator, New York State IPM Program, and Dr. Dara Stockton, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Dr. Greg Loeb’s lab, Dept. of Entomology, will give an update on this pest and participate in a discussion with growers on what folks are currently doing to combat it.

Cost to attend is free of charge, but pre-registration is requested in order to ensure enough space, handouts, and refreshments.

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