Join us for a 3 hour workshop on spotted wing Drosophila (SWD) to
be held at Wilmington College in southwestern Ohio. This relatively
new pest in Ohio has caused significant injury on blackberries,
raspberries, blueberries, grapes, and peaches. See brochure here.
Learn the basics of pest management including how to monitor adults
with baited traps, how to use effective cultural controls, and how to
manage SWD with insecticides if the pest is detected. We will also
demonstrate how to use a salt water test on ripe fruit to determine if
SWD larvae are present.
All participants will be trained how to identify adult male and female
SWD using a dissecting microscope; a necessary skill if growers are
going to monitor for this insect.
All registrants will receive two SWD traps and lures to use on their farm in 2016.
Location: Wilmington College Fife Ave. Farm, 1590 Fife Ave.,Wilmington, OH
Registration is limited to only 25 growers! There is no charge for this
workshop but registration closes April 4th.
Register at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SWD2016