This FREE hands-on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) workshop will primarily address Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD), a new insect pest that invaded Missouri in 2013. SWD is primarily a pest of berry crops (raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, elderberries, etc.) and some stone fruits (cherry, nectarine and peach).
Post-harvest fruit handling practices with a focus on elderberry will also be covered. Free SWD monitoring traps and bait will be provided for each participant.
8:30 - 9:00 am – Registration
9:00 - 9:15 am – Introductions / overview
9:15 - 9:35 am – SWD identification (hands-on)
9:35 - 10:00 am – SWD monitoring (hands on)
10:00 - 10:50 am – SWD management
10:50 - 11:00 am – break
11:00 am - 12: 00 pm – Elderberry post-harvest handling
12:00 pm – Adjourns
Due to the nature of the hands-on nature of this workshop, registration will be limited to the first 40 people that register. To register, please contact Jacob Wilson via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at (573) 681-5591.