On April 5th Celeste Welty, Dept. of Entomology, State Specialist and Jim Jasinski, Dept. of Extension, IPM Program will be holding a 3-hour (9am-12) Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) Workshop for Southeast Ohio in Marietta at the Ohio State University Extension office. Click here for registration flyer with additional information.
To date, we only a few registered so if you are interested in attending, please contact the OSU extension office 740-376-7431 ASAP before this workshop gets cancelled!
As a reminder, SWD is a relatively new pest in Ohio and has caused significant injury on blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, peaches, and strawberries. At this workshop, participants will learn: how to monitor adults with baited traps, how to use effective cultural controls, how to manage SWD with insecticides if the pest is detected, how to use a salt water test on ripe fruit to determine if SWD larvae are present.
All participants will be trained how to identify adult male and female SWD using a dissecting microscope, a necessary skill if growers are going to monitor for this insect.
This workshop only cost $10.00 and is limited the first 20 who sign up due to available space for participants and their microscopes.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions. Marcus McCartney 740-376-7431 or firstname.lastname@example.org.