Register now for Cornell Cooperative Extension Asian fly management workshop
CANTON -- Ever since a tiny Asian fly called the spotted-wing drosophila (SWD) was “discovered” in New York in 2012, growers of cherries, raspberries, blueberries, and other berries have battled this fruit-destroying pest.
Fortunately, innovative 2017 research on attract-and-kill methods, as well as a tough new SWD-exclusion netting system, may hold the key to SWD control, said a press release from Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County.Commercial growers and home gardeners can learn more about field-proven control options at an upcoming Spotted-Wing Drosophila Management Workshop hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County.
It features Dr. Juliet Carroll from the NY Integrated Pest Management program, Peter Jentsch from Cornell’s Hudson Valley Jentsch Lab, and Dale Ila Riggs, berry farmer and president of the NY Berry Growers’ Association.
The class is Thursday, March 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $20 which includes lunch and materials.
Register at stlawrence.cce.cornell.edu/events or call 315-379-9192. For more information, email [email protected].