Upcoming Webinar – Good Bugs vs. Bad: Using Biological Controls in SWD Management

The Spotted Wing Drosophila research team will be presenting the second of their annual webinar series on on Feb. 23, 2018, from 12 to 1 p.m. Titled “Good Bugs vs Bad: Using Biological Controls in SWD Management,” this webinar will include an overview of the project, an update on the native biocontrol agents that have been found in surveys at farms from Oregon to Maine, and the latest information on their search for parasitic wasps from Asia.

This webinar is free and open to all thanks to funding from the USDA Specialty Crop Research Initiative. Register with your name and email address at Good Bugs vs Bad: Using Biological Controls in SWD Management.

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Videos of spotted wing drosophila now available online

North Carolina State University Extension entomologist Hannah Burrack, along with Vaughn Walton from Oregon State University, Rodriguez-Saona Cesar from Rutgers University, and Rufus Isaacs from Michigan State University conducted three webinars on spotted wing drosophila (SWD) management for members of the Plant Health Division of the Department of Agriculture in Peru. Because SWD had not yet been detected in Peru, these webinars covered all of the basic information, including the biology, symptoms of infection, current management techniques, and management models. Continue reading