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Fly Management on Your Organic Dairy
Thursday, April 19, 2012
10 am to 2 pm
Join us to learn from nationally known entomologists who will share their research and experience on fly control management strategies for your organic dairy farm. A panel discussion will follow the speakers’ presentations.
- Roger Moon teaches and conducts research in veterinary entomology at University of Minnesota. He and his students have studied dung beetles, biological control with parasitic wasps, and effects of weather on filth flies around grazing cattle.
- J. Keith Waldron is a Cornell University Senior Extension Associate who serves as the Livestock and Field Crop IPM Coordinator with the NYS Integrated Pest Management Program.
- Wes Watson is a professor of entomology at North Carolina State University. Dr. Watson's program is focused on the management of livestock and poultry pests.
The workshop is being offered free-of-charge; however, space is limited and you must pre-register by no later than April 12. On-site check-in will start at 9:30 am. The program will begin at 10 am and will run until 2 pm. The workshop will include morning coffee and a light lunch. To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, contact Deb Heleba at 802-656-4046 by April 9 so we may assist you.
Select presentations will be broadcast live via webinar for those who cannot attend the in-person workshop. To register for the broadcast, see: http://www.extension.org/pages/63269.
This workshop is funded by the USDA NIFA Organic Research and Extension Initiative planning grant #2010-01932. It is sponsored by the University of New Hampshire with assistance from University of Vermont Extension and eOrganic.
Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, University of Vermont Extension, and U.S. Department of Agriculture, cooperating, offer education and employment to everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or familial status.