If left uncontrolled, external arthropod pests such as flies, lice, mites, and grubs on organic dairy farms can negatively impact animal health and production on organic dairy farms. Organic Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for these and other pests begins with proper identification of pests, understanding their biology, and realizing their importance in the production process. Once identified, pest populations are monitored and assessed to determine if the population requires management to reduce potential damage.
In this webinar, Dr. Donald Rutz and Keith Waldron of the New York State IPM Program will address several fly pests that attack cattle while they are out on pasture, especially horn, face, and stable flies. Each has distinctive habits, life histories, and management options.
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