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67 Merchants Row
Rutland, VT, 05701
United States

(802) 417-1528

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Flies on your livestock on pasture? What’s the Buzz? Field meeting on pasture fly management!


Join us July 11th, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Sheffer’s Grassland Dairy, 74 Sheffer Road, Hoosick Falls, NY 12090.    

Who are the usual summer time pest species and what can you do about them? From this field meeting you will learn to correctly identify the most important fly pests affecting livestock on pasture in the northeast. You will also learn techniques to determine if fly populations are at numbers that can cause economic injury. Learn the options available for controlling fly pests affecting animals on pasture including the role of dung beetles, use of effective biting fly catching traps suitable for use on pasture, and what you should know about making insecticide use decisions.  

There is no cost for the meeting but R.S.V.P. is appreciated.  For more information or to register, please contact Marcie Vohnoutka at or (518) 272-4210.