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Webinar: Biology and Management of Bermudagrass Stem Maggot

Stem maggot damage on Bermudagrass

Biology and Management of Bermudagrass Stem Maggot

Webinar February 6 at 10 A.M. CST

Bermudagrass stem maggot, a new invasive pest, has been found across much of the Southeast.  First identified in Georgia in 2010, bermudagrass stem maggot is a pest that forage and hay producers need to learn how to manage.  A webinar, “Biology and Management of Bermudagrass Stem Maggot”, will be held at 10 a.m. CST on Wednesday, Feb. 6.  This webinar is an excellent opportunity for cattle and forage producers to get an update on the bermudagrass stem maggot.

Drs. William Hudson and Dennis Hancock from the University of Georgia will discuss the status of this new invasive pest and provide research-based information on what is known about its biology and management.  Questions for the speakers can be submitted during the webinar via e-mail and will be answered during the webinar.

Information on how to connect to the live stream can be found at www.aces.edu/events/index.php. Bookmark this page now so you can check back for connection information.  The webinar will be recorded so it can be viewed at any time after Feb. 6

This webinar is brought to you by the Forage Focus program of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.

 

 

Bermudagrass stem maggot compared to human thumb. Photo Credit: Doug Mayo

 

For more information on bermudagrass stem maggot, download the article written by Dennis Hancock in 2012:  http://www.caes.uga.edu/commodities/fieldcrops/forages/Ga_Cat_Arc/2012/GC1207.pdf

Adult Fly that lays eggs of Bermudagrass Stem Maggot.

 

Doug Mayo

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