A few berry meetings of interest in nearby New York State

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 Wednesday, August 19thLimiting Bird Damage in Fruit: State-of-the-Art Pest Management Tactics (A Vertebrate Damage Management Workshop), 4H Training Center, 556 Middleline Rd, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.  This comprehensive class will feature results and speakers from a multi-year, multi-state project that looked at several different fruit crops.  In the morning learn which bird species damage fruit, economic losses from birds to fruit, consumer preference for management tactics (e.g. kestrel nesting boxes), NY grower survey, tactics for deer management, regulations & permitting for wildlife control, landscape factors that place fruit at risk, and bird mitigation strategies.  In the afternoon enjoy on-farm field demonstrations of scare tactics such as falconry, air dancers and exchange insights through discussions of tactics being used on your farms.

Morning session available via WebEx webinar. If you would like to be part of the webinar please register by calling Marcie Vohnoutka at 518-272-4210 or by…

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