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Integrated Pest Management for Confined Dairy Animal Fly Pests IPM Teleconference

Part 1: Introduction

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Don Rutz, Professor of Veterinary Entomology, Cornell University, Keith Waldron, Livestock & Field Crops Coordinator, NYS Integrated Pest Management Program, and Phil Kaufman, Professor of Veterinary Entomology, University of Florida, present an Introduction and Overview of the Integrated Pest Management approach to controlling fly pests of confined dairy animals.


Part 2: Steps of Fly Pest Management, Identification, and Biology

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In Part 2, Keith and Don present an overview of the Steps of Fly Pest Management, and begin discussing Pest Fly Identification and Biology in depth.


Part 3: Steps of Fly Pest Management: Biology (continued), Monitoring and Record-Keeping, and Thresholds

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In Part 3, Keith and Don continue describing the key characteristics of houseflies and stable flies, including biological characteristics that allow the population to explode. Since this is linked to sanitation, they point out common problem areas that are especially important to keep clean.

Monitoring and Record-Keeping is the next step of IPM that they discuss. They describe three types of monitoring and record-keeping, and then begin the topic of Dairy Pest Economic Thresholds.


Part 4: Management Alternatives for Pest Flies: Cultural Control, Mechanical Control, and Introduction to Biological Control

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In Part 4, we hear an overview of the IPM Management Alternatives for pest fly problems: Cultural control, Mechanical control, Biological control, and Chemical control. Cultural and Mechanical control are described, and Don begins the discussion of Biological control.


Part 5: Management Alternatives for Pest Flies: Biological Control (continued), and Introduction to Chemical Control

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Part 5 continues with the discussion of Biological control of pest flies, featuring parasitic wasps and their biology. Don describes how Biological control fits with other IPM Management Alternatives. Phil begins the description of Chemical control, describing its effectiveness, and beginning the topic of pesticide resistance of flies.


Part 6: Management Alternatives for Pest Flies: Chemical Control (continued), and Efficacy and Economics of IPM

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In Part 6, Phil continues the discussion of Chemical control, highlighting pesticide resistance of flies, and how to manage it.

Don the addresses the important questions: Does IPM Work? and Does IPM Pay? backing up his answers with data taken from recent studies.