Barn Fly IPM

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Fly Control on the Dairy: Barn Fly IPM

This module will provide practical information on the IPM approach to help producers minimize and manage house flies and stable flies, our two most common fly pests affecting dairy cattle in and around confinement facilities.

Although the primary focus of this IPM module is management of house and stable flies affecting dairy cattle, much of the information contained will also have applications for managing these fly pests as they affect beef cattle, horses and other animals in barns and confinement.

This information was prepared by Keith Waldron. Contact Keith at jkw5@cornell.edu with questions about this module.

Here's what we hope you learn:

  1. Understand the importance and potential impact of house and stable flies (common nuisance and biting flies) on dairy animal health and production
  2. Identify and understand the biology of house and stable flies affecting dairy animals in NY
  3. Understand the importance of an integrated approach to managing house and stable flies affecting dairy animals in barns and confinement
  4. Identify management options and opportunities to manage house and stable flies and reduce risk of developing pesticide resistance

Successful completion of this module will earn you 1.25 recertification credit for New York State DEC certified pesticide applicators in categories 1b,10,31.

*If you are certified in one of these states: Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, or West Virginia, you can check the state specific information page to confirm approval and recertification credit value.

*Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, and Connecticut have approved all DLC courses and awards the same credits as New York.

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