DATELINE, Minn. — Fly season will soon be here. Learn to identify common pest flies and strategies for their control on confinement dairies in an I-29 Moo University Dairy Webinar on Friday, March 26 from 12 noon to 1 pm.
Different kinds of flies can bother your cows, workers and neighbors. Stable flies bite, cause cows to bunch, reduce milk production, breed mainly in soiled cow and calf bedding, and pretty much stay on the premise. House flies breed in wetter manure, annoy people, and spread off premise to bother neighbors. Routine premise sprays and fogs can keep numbers of both kinds low in confined spaces, but targeted source reduction through debris management outdoors is a more sustainable approach. Listen to Dr. Roger Moon discuss these issues and ask him questions.
Dr. Roger Moon retired from University of Minnesota’s Entomology department in 2016 after 36 years of service in research, teaching and outreach in Veterinary Entomology. He continues to study and publish on the biology, ecology and management of filth flies and other arthropods that occur around livestock, wildlife and people.
Pre-registration is required, however there is no registration fee. Register at: https://z.umn.edu/flycontrolstrategies
For more information contact: In Iowa, Fred M. Hall at (712) 737-4230: In Minnesota, Jim Salfer at (320) 203-6093: In South Dakota, Tracey Erickson at (605) 882-5140: and in Nebraska, Kim Clark at (402) 350-5003.
I-29 Moo University is a consortium of Extension dairy specialists from the land-grant universities in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. The I-29 Moo University is a multi-state learning collaboration and connects extension dairy staff with the dairy community to share research, information and management practices through workshops, webinars, e-newsletters, podcasts and on-farm tours. For more information about the I-29 Moo University Collaboration and programs visit https://dairy.unl.edu/i-29-moo-university.
— Minnesota Extension
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