Spotted Wing Drosophila Identification and Control Meetings - Oakland/Livingston Counties
Date: August 30, 2012
Time: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Spicer Orchards, 10411 Clyde Road, Fenton, MI 48430
Contact: Bob Tritten, 810-516-3800
Many fall red raspberry and blueberry farms in east Michigan have had very high trap catch of spotted wing Drosophila. This new invasive pest has the potential of causing small white larva or worms in fruit at harvest time. In fact, a few farms have had to stop harvest due to finding wormy berries.
In response to these events, MSUE has put together two quick grower meetings scheduled for August 30 with the goal of helping educate growers to trap, identify and control this pest. Dr. Rufus Isaacs, Small Fruit Entomologist at MSU will be sharing his knowledge of this pest and his ‘hot off the press’ research findings as to the best materials to gain control of this pest.
SPOTTED WING DROSOPHLIA IDENTIFICATION AND CONTROL MEETINGS
AFTERNOON MEETING - Thursday, August 30 - 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Alan, Wanda and Matt Spicer and Will Cartwright
10411 Clyde Road
Fenton, MI 48430