MSU Extension and Michigan Food and Farming Systems invite growers, field managers, pest consultants and everyone involved in insect pest management in blueberries, raspberries and strawberries to attend their first 2019 Spotted wing Drosophila (SWD) IPM Workshop. The workshop will be offered on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center, 1791 Hillandale Rd., Benton Harbor, MI 49022.
The workshop is based on using advanced IPM tools to manage the spotted wing Drosophila (SWD). These IPM tools translate directly to the bottom line; savings in pest control, fewer insecticide applications and minimal crops losses due to SWD.
The program will include a hands-on session dedicated to discussing a successful IPM program for SWD control using Enviroweather and MSU Extension resources provided during the classroom sessions.