2016 Spotted Wing Drosophila Summit held Nov. 9

Participants are invited to join the Spotted Wing Drosophila Summit in-person in Traverse City or online using Zoom.

Michigan State University Extension, MSU AgBioResearch and the Cherry Marketing Institute are pleased to host the 2016 Spotted Wing Drosophila Summit on Nov. 9, 2016, at the Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Center in Traverse City, Michigan, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. While participants are encouraged to attend this meeting in-person, they will also be able to tune-in to the presentations online using Zoom technology. To join the summit via Zoom, just click on https://msu.zoom.us/j/271765704 or copy-paste the link into your web browser shortly prior to 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 9. If prompted to enter a meeting ID number, the ID is 271765704.

The focus of this year’s summit is to educate researchers, educators and Michigan’s cherry industry through presentations on the status of spotted wing Drosophila (SWD) across the globe and the latest SWD research findings from key fruit-growing states. Professor and entomologist Betsy Beers will join us remotely from Washington to provide an update. Kent Daane from the University of California Berkley’s Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center will discuss landscape and biological control influences on SWD. Greg Loeb from Cornell University’s Department of Entomology will share SWD research in New York. Several speakers from MSU will also delve into the many recent research findings from this season’s trials.

If you are planning to attend this meeting in-person, please contact the Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Center at 231-946-1510 to register. Registration is free-of-charge and includes lunch.

The Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Center is located at 6686 S. Center Highway, Traverse City, MI 49684.

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