This Wednesday! "Using Hummingbirds to Help Control SWD" — a twilight meeting in Salem, NY hosted by Laura McDermott, Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program (ENYCHP). Biological and cultural controls of SWD are possible! Now that SWD numbers are increasing, every tactic used will help protect your late season berries.
Come learn about ongoing research into encouraging hummingbird predation on SWD adults. Dr. Juliet Carroll of Cornell NYS IPM will also discuss new research into better thresholds for monitoring SWD and how those thresholds will more accurately inform spray decisions. Managing crop canopy and weeds are also critical for SWD control.
If you don't want to spray, ENYCHP will have current information on exclusion netting work over berries, so you can plan to cover your crop next year.
DEC Credits Pending.
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
5:00 to 7:00 PM
1055 County Rte 30
Salem, NY 12865
COST: Free and Open to the public
More about hummingbirds is in the Hummingbirds SWD blog post.