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What's the Buzz? Flies on Cattle?: Field Meeting on Integrated Pest Management

  • Thursday, July 25, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Fly pests can affect animal health, decrease milk production, stimulate weight gain, transmit disease causing agents, reduce grazing time, irritate animals and more. 

Who are the usual summer time pest species and what can you do about them?

At this field meeting you will learn to correctly identify the most important fly pests affecting cattle in the northeast. You will also learn techniques to determine if fly populations are at numbers that can cause economic injury. Learn the options available for controlling fly pests, including the role of parasitoids, predators, dung beetles, and fly traps. Additionally, find out what you should know about making insecticide use decisions. This meeting has both organic and conventional options for managing fly pests on cattle and other livestock. 




Hidden Acres Farm
296 Leggett Road
Champlain , NY 12919

Last updated July 1, 2019