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Spotted Wing Drosophila Workshop

August 4, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

With a warm winter and high overwintering survival, 2015 is a challenging year for managing spotted wing Drosophila. Soft fruit growers should attend to develop your farm’s management plan, featuring a range of sanitation and cultural tactics from around the world.

Understanding SWD Biology, Behavior, & Seasonal Needs

SWD Management Tools & Practices
Presented by: Amy J. Dreves, Oregon State University, Beverly Gerdeman, Washington State University, Emilio Guerrieri & Massimo Giorgini, Institute for Plant Protection at the National Research Council of Italy

Monitoring, Identification, and Fruit Sampling Demonstrations – Amy J. Dreves, Oregon State University

Whole-Farm Revenue Insurance
Learn about a new insurance program that provides a new opportunity for specialty crop & diversified farms to secure coverage. Presented by: George Harris, Northwest Farm Credit Services