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Spotted Wing Drosophila workshop/webinar July 16

Via the Spotted Wing Drosophila blog:

Cornell’s Hudson Valley Laboratory will host a workshop and webinar on Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD), 1:30-3:00 PM, Tuesday, July 16, 2013. The Lab is located at 3357 Route 9W, Highland, NY.

Commercial growers, Extension Educators and Master Gardener Coordinators are invited to attend or join the webinar to learn about this invasive insect, its production implications and control options in organic and conventional fruit plantings. The program is free but please RSVP to Mike Fargione by 7/15/2013 to 845-691-7117 or mjf22@cornell.edu.

Agenda:

  • Introduction to Spotted Wing Drosophila
  • Damage identification (check out real fruit samples!)
  • Monitoring techniques and current monitoring results in the Hudson Valley and NY – Cultural and chemical control options

Contributors:

  • Peter Jentsch, Entomologist, Cornell University, Hudson Valley Lab
  • Emily Cook, Organic Fruit and Vegetable Specialist, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Hudson Valley Lab
  • James O’Connell, Berry and Grape Specialist, Cornell Cooperative Extension Specialist, Hudson Valley Lab
  • Mike Fargione, Tree Fruit Specialist, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Hudson Valley Lab

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