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January 5, 2023

Sign Up for the Sterile Insect Technique Field Day Event!

Save the date on January 20, 2023 for the Sterile Insect Technique Field Day event. See a live demonstration of a biological pest control method and presentations of technological advancements designed to serve the evolving needs of agricultural.

This event will emphasize the biological pest control approach to dealing with the Codling Moth. The Codling Moth is particularly problematic for apples, pears and walnuts. This demonstration will showcase M3 Agriculture Technologies and their pest control process that releases sterile moths via drone into orchards to reduce the non-sterile population over time.

Other events on the agenda include an Introduction to Sterile Insect Technique: History Challenges and Opportunities; Codling Moth SIT: The Canadian Experience and Opportunities for Californian IPM; CM Operations in WA & CM Challenges in CA; Navel Orangeworm: State of the Arts in SIT; and Navel Orangeworm Ecology & Challenges in IPM.

The event will take place at the USDA-ARS San Joaquin Valley Agricultural Science Center in Parlier, Ca on January 20, 2023, 9 am – 12 pm.

Click here to register or email Derek Bell at [email protected] for more information.