Pasture Fly Management on the Dairy (1.25 credits in NY)



This module provides practical information on the IPM approach to help producers minimize and manage face flies, horn flies, and stable flies, the three most common fly pests affecting dairy cattle on pasture. In addition, horse and deer flies and the beneficial activities of dung beetles will be discussed. Although the primary focus of this module is management of face, horn, 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 grazed on pasture.

Students completing this module will be able to:

  • Understand the importance and potential impact of face, horn and stable flies, common nuisance and biting flies affecting cattle on pasture, on dairy animal health and production.
  • Identify and understand the biology of face, horn and stable flies affecting dairy animals on pasture in NY.
  • Understand the importance of an integrated approach to managing common flies affecting dairy animals on pasture.
  • 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 credits for New York State DEC certified pesticide applicators in categories 1b, 10, and 31.

*If you are certified in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, or West Virginia, check the appropriate state-specific credit information page under the "Store Menu" to confirm approval and recertification credit values.

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

Price: $37.50