GREENFIELD, Ind. — With the beginning of peak fly season, Elanco is sharing the importance of long-term pest control strategies for poultry producers at the 2017 International Production & Processing Expo. At a Future Tech Talks session, Oscar Jaime Betancur, Ph.D. and Elanco global technical consultant, will be presenting “Insecticide Resistance Management: A Long-term Strategy to Ensure Effective Control” from 10:30-10:50 a.m. on Jan. 31 in C1305.
Preparing for fly season
The loss of production caused by flies and other pests can have a dramatic negative impact on animal well-being and profitability in poultry operations. Flies alone are responsible for nearly $1 billion in damage and control costs every year in the U.S.1
“The key to controlling flies is to get ahead of their life cycle,” said Betancur. “January and February are the perfect months for producers to actively seek solutions for control.”
The poultry house is a complex ecological system — and an ideal environment for the breeding of nuisance pests. The unavoidable presence of manure and the adaptability of some pests mean they may never be fully eliminated, and with fly season quickly approaching, producers need an effective strategy to control flies and other pests.
Elanco presents long-term solutions for pest control
While pest control is important for animal well-being and productivity, producers must also consider the impact current pest control decisions can have on the long-term efficacy of their pest control efforts. Pesticide resistance is increasing in occurrence. Some producers may not be experiencing significant negative effects yet, but if resistance development continues at its current pace, those producers could soon see the detrimental effects of pesticide resistance on their operations.
“Elanco recognizes the importance of adopting an integrated resistance management approach,” said Betancur. “In order to control resistance and maintain the efficacy of existing and new pest control products, Elanco wants to help producers be strategic with their pest control efforts, which is why we’re offering this session at IPPE.”
In 2016, Elanco’s poultry experts expanded the value delivered to the poultry industry significantly with the addition of new innovations. Stop by Elanco booth #C2841 to learn more about how our complete line of bioprotection, vaccine, Intestinal Integrity and enzyme solutions can help drive more success for producers.
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1Taylor David B., Moon Roger D., Mark Darrell R. 2012. “Economic impact of stable flies (Diptera: Muscidae) on dairy and bef cattle production.” Journal of Medical Entomology 49 (1): 198 – 209.