After a successful launch on June 3 of the invasive
pests webinar series on the spotted lanternfly, the next
presentation will feature fruit flies, specifically on their role
in causing sour rot. Megan Hall, Assistant
Research Professor in Plant Sciences at the University of
Missouri, Columbia, will lead this webinar on Thursday, July 2,
at noon (PDT).
Sour rot is a disease affecting winegrapes worldwide, caused by
yeast, acetic acid bacteria and Drosophila fruit flies.
Controlling fruit flies in the vineyard presents a substantial
challenge, yet it is the best strategy for preventing sour rot
development and spread. Understanding how fruit flies contribute
to the sour rot complex will lead to more sustainable management
strategies and better control of the disease.
For more information about this and future webinars on invasive
pests, visit the ASEV
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today for all the invasive pests
webinars. This webinar series is free for ASEV members and
$50 per webinar for non-members.
Extension Distinction Award Presentation, “Land
Grants and Grapes: Traditional Approaches for Modern Extension
Programs,” will be presented via webinar on
Wednesday, August 5, at 9 a.m. (PDT). Dr. Michelle
Moyer is the 2020 Extension Distinction
Award recipient. She is a prominent player in the Washington
viticulture scene as an extension specialist and an associate
professor at the Washington State University’s Department of
Mark your calendars. The 2020 Best Papers authors will be
presenting their research this summer. In lieu of the National
Conference, the authors will be presenting via a webinar format
on the following dates and times:
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