Mar 30, 2011
MSU holding SWD workshops

Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) can cause drastic loss to your crops, but with proper management, it can be controlled. Attend one of these classroom workshops and the follow-up field workshop for hands-on training on this invasive insect by Michigan State University(MSU) experts.

Participants will learn about how to identify this new insect, how to trap for it, and how to sample fruit for it. This program is designed for growers, scouts, and consultants to learn about SWD before the field season starts, so management of this pest can be integrated into IPM programs.

Come to one of these (all the same material)
Monday, April 11, 2011
8:30 a.m., Registration; 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Classroom and Lab hands-on presentations in English.
12:30 p.m., Registration; 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 pm – Classroom and Lab hands-on. Presentación en Español.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Registration, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Classroom and Lab hands-on presentations.
Wednesday, June 1,2011
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Field Workshop (trap placement, monitoring programs, record keeping).

Space is limited to the first 30 attendees. For more information, call Judy Hanson (616) 994-4548. Michigan State University

75 Applewood Drive, Suite A
P.O. Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345
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