Stable fly symposium in Gingin

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A WA program to find solutions to the breeding of stable fly in vegetable waste will be discussed in Gingin on Thursday, November 2.

STABLE flies are a problem in Gingin and other semi-rural areas near the Perth metropolitan area.

On Thursday, November 2 the Stable Fly Action Group will hold a stable fly symposium and annual general meeting at the Granville Hall in Gingin.

Dave Taylor, who is the senior research entomologist with the US Department of Agriculture Agroecosystems Management Research Unit at Lincoln, Nebraska and senior entomologist and stable fly researcher David Cook from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development will both speak.

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 while Dr Cook leads a WA program to find solutions to the breeding of stable fly in vegetable waste.

Dr Cook will outline his latest promising results.

A vegetable industry representative will talk about the industry’s approach to limiting the breeding of stable flies in post-harvest waste.

Broiler grower industry representative Rob Kestel will discuss the industry’s handling and distribution of chicken litter.

Don Telfer from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development will talk about the stable fly management plan, how it works and what the new changes mean.

It is necessary to RSVP for catering purposes.

For more information and to RSVP contact Graham McAlpine at Perth NRM on 0477 066 689 or email graham.mcalpine@perthnrm.com