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Course details

SWD management for vineyard crops
Designed for
Growers of grape-bearing vines who want to effectively monitor and control Spotted Wing Drosophila to protect fruit yield and quality
Entry requirement
An intermediate course best suited to those who are able to demonstrate some practical experience
Dates and locations
14th March 2019, Kent
£225 + VAT
One day classroom based, including field walk
CPD points
12 BASIS points; 5 NRoSO points
Michelle Fountain & Francesco Maria Rogai – Entomologists, NIAB EMR

Classroom module 1 (most of day) – Control of SWD

  • Background to the pest
  • Identification of male and female SWD
  • How to monitor adult and immature stages of SWD on your farm
  • Estimating populations and at risk areas on the farm to prioritise control
  • Developing an Integrated Pest Management plan for SWD management

Field walk (1 hour) – Vineyards: Visting NIAB EMR vineyards

  • Identify key SWD habitats in summer and winter
  • Trap placement in vineyards
  • Advise on where to sample crop
  • One-to-one discussions on own growing situations