2015 Spotted Wing Drosophila Workshop

Date: June 15, 2015
Time: 1 - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Board Room, Ottawa County Fillmore Complex, 12220 Fillmore Street, West Olive, MI 49460
Contact: Carlos Garcias Salazar, garcias4@msu.edu or (616) 994-4545

Growers and IPM practitioners are invited to our first IPM training for SWD management in 2015.

Who may need to attend?
IPM practitioners and growers interested in updating their skill to manage the Spotted Wing Drosophila during this growing season.

What is different this year from previous trainings offered in 2014? 
  • In 2015, we are emphasizing the training of growers and IPM consultants on the use and management of the insecticides currently recommended for SWD. The objective is to provide the necessary knowledge to understand how the insecticide performs under a variety of weather conditions. This will allow growers and IPM practitioners to make informed decisions about when and how utilize each one of the recommended insecticides.
  • The program also emphasizes the use of Enviroweather to program your insecticide applications and selecting the best products or tools depending on the current weather forecast.
  • Finally, there will be a hands-on session dedicated to discuss and elaborate a successful IPM program for SWD control using Enviroweather and MSUE resources provided during the classroom sessions. That will include an update on trap design and lures currently available for monitoring SWD flies.
So, even though you may have already attended one or more trainings in the past, this training will provide you with new information and will help you to upgrade your IPM skill to manage the SWD at your fields during the upcoming pre harvest season.

There is a $30.00 fee for this meeting that includes materials and refreshments.  Pre-registration is required.





1:00 to 1:20 PM


Carlos Garcia

1:20 to 1:30 PM


Carlos Garcia

1:30 to 2:00 PM

SWD Research Update: control methods and monitoring update.

Rufus Isaacs

2:00 to 2:30 PM

Use of Enviroweather for IPM of SWD?Lecture

Beth Bishop

2:30 to 2:35 PM



2:35 to 3:15 PM

Enviroweather hands-on?Ottawa Co Computer Training Lab

Beth Bishop, Carlos Garcia   & Anamaría Gómez

3:20 to 4:00 PM

Insecticides for SWD control: Use & Management under different   weather conditions.

Steve VanTimmeren & Carlos Garcia

4:00 to 4:05 PM



4:05 to 5:30 PM

Hands-on: Developing a successful IPM for SWD management.

Trap design an lures

Carlos García, Steve Van Timmeren,   Anamaría Gómez

5:30 PM




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