Environment

Stable Fly Symposium

The Stable Fly Action Group (SFAG) is holding a Stable Fly Symposium on 2 November 2017, in conjunction with its AGM. Mr Don Telfer, who leads the stable fly project within The Department of Primary Industry and Regional Development (DPIRD), has confirmed that his team has managed to secure a keynote speaker in Dr Dave Taylor (Senior Research Entomologist with the US Department of Agriculture Agroecosystems Management
Research Unit at Lincoln, Nebraska).

Dr Taylor is regarded as a world authority on stable fly and its effects on livestock, and will be in WA for a few days discussing our challenges with this pest. DPIRD has also welcomed the opportunity to present the latest findings from the research program being headed up by local  entomologist Dr David Cook. This program, which is part funded by DPIRD, the Vegetable Industry and a number of Local Governments, has been looking at the best methods that vegetable producers can use to handle their harvest waste so as not to breed stable fly. Dr Cook’s work is acknowledged as world leading and he has presented at two overseas conventions in recent times.

SFAG has also invited a spokesperson from the vegetable industry as well as the Broiler Growing industry to present as well. The Symposium will be preceded by a light lunch at 12.00 midday at the Granville Hall at Gingin which is being sponsored by Perth NRM. The presentations will commence at 1pm and conclude around 5pm with the SFAG AGM. The AGM will be followed by light refreshments. An agenda will be published soon.

For catering purposes, please confirm your attendance with Graham McAlpine from Perth NRM at graham.mcalpine@perthnrm.com or 0477 066 689. For any other queries please contact Bob Wilson at chairman@stableflyactiongroup.com or 0417 185 592

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