Chemical control of spotted wing Drosophila discussed in upcoming webinar

Growers can learn about recent research results on spotted wing Drosophila in webinar on Jan. 25, 2017.

Members of the Sustainable Spotted Wing Drosophila Project will present an online webinar Jan. 25, 2017, at 12-1 p.m., highlighting information about controlling the invasive insect pest, spotted wing Drosophila (SWD). The webinar, “Making the Most of Your Insecticide Toolbox to Manage SWD,” will cover research conducted during the first year of this project, and will provide recommendations for growers to prepare for the 2017 growing season. This webinar will include time for questions from attendees.

Presenters from North Carolina State University, Michigan State University and the University of Georgia will report on their research on insecticidal control of SWD, with future webinars planned to report on monitoring, biological control and other aspects of this multistate project. Funded by the USDA Specialty Crops Research Initiative, this multiyear project aims to improve growers’ options for controlling this invasive pest.

To register online for this free webinar, go to “Making the Most of Your Insecticide Toolbox to Manage SWD.” Registered attendees will receive a link afterward to the slides and a recording of the webinar.

Dr. Isaacs’ work is funded in part by MSU’s AgBioResearch.

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