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Grower Survey on SWD

Please complete this national SWD survey, as soon as possible. Here’s the link to the Sustainable SWD Management survey. https://survey.ncsu.edu/swd/ The national Sustainable Spotted Wing Drosophila Management for United States Fruit Crops project funded by the USDA Specialty Crops Research Initiative needs and will benefit from feedback from growers across the country. For those reading […]

Workshops on Protected Culture

Are you looking for ways to protect your crop and lengthen your berry growing season? Plan to attend a Protected Culture Workshop for Berry Growers!  Two workshops will be held. The first in Portland, NY on February 28th at the Cornell Lake Erie Research and Extension Lab (CLEREL). The second in Riverhead, NY on March […]

Webinar on SWD insecticidal control – today!

The SWD SCRI project is hosting a webinar today,  Jan. 25, 2017, at 12-1 p.m., with focus on insecticide control. To register for the webinar, visit the link below. https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/5c0227f576a61869d746f627e8486654 Members of the Sustainable Spotted Wing Drosophila Project will present an online webinar Jan. 25, 2017, at 12-1 p.m., highlighting information about controlling the invasive […]

December 14 workshop postponed

Wednesday’s ‘Growing berries under cover workshop’ at the Cornell Lake Erie Research and Extension Lab, Portland, NY has been postponed until February 28. You still have three chances to attend this program around New York State: January 17, 2017: Oncenter Convention Center Syracuse, NY at the Empire State Producers EXPO to attend this workshop, register at https://nysvga.org/expo/information/ […]

High tunnels, low tunnels, protected culture – Workshops!

Protected Culture WORKSHOPS for Berry Growers!  Three workshops will be held—in Portland, NY on December 14th; in Syracuse, NY on January 17; and in Riverhead, NY on March 7. Yes, we’re spreading the word on protected culture – high tunnels, low tunnels, and everything in between – with these workshops in Western NY, Central NY, […]

SWD IPM Working Group – Oct 20-21

The 2016 NE IPM SWD Working Group meeting will happen on Friday, October 21st, 2016. We invite members of the NE IPM SWD Working Group and interested berry growers, educators, and consultants to participate. The Working Group meeting will be held at the NYSAES, Cornell University campus in Geneva, NY.  If you are interested in […]

Updates from Global SWD Research

Spotted wing drosophila (SWD) is native to South East Asia. It was first recorded as an invasive species in Hawaii in 1980, and in both California and parts of Europe in 2008. Since then it has spread rapidly throughout temperate North America and Europe, mainly due to global trade combined with an initial lack of […]

2016 Drought Survey – NY & Northeast

Got drought issues on your farm? Help us collect regional information on the 2016 drought so we can help you be better prepared in the future. Fill out the 2016 Drought Survey. This summer we have experienced a period of lower than average rainfall combined with higher than average temperatures that has led to a […]

IPM Climate & Weather Conference

Climate, Weather, Data: Protecting Our Crops and Landscapes will be held August 15, 2016 at the Albany County Cornell Cooperative Extension Office, 24 Martin Rd., Voorheesville, NY 12186.  Because space is limited, pre-register on the Registration page. Pre-registration closes on August 10. The Climate, Weather, Data portal has maps, an agenda and registration details. If […]

Jobs available in the NYS IPM Program

The NYS IPM Program is Hiring Four Positions! The New York State Integrated Pest Management Program (NYSIPM) at Cornell University is hiring four specialists to promote the adoption of IPM in New York State. All positions will be housed on either the Geneva or Ithaca campuses of Cornell University. The positions are: Biocontrol Specialist (Extension […]

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