Poultry Fly Management

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2019: $224,003.00
Projected End Date: 03/31/2022
Grant Recipient: Pennsylvania State University
Region: Northeast
State: Pennsylvania
Project Leader:
Dr. Erika Machtinger
Pennsylvania State University
In this course, you will learn how to use integrated pest management (IPM) methods to control poultry flies in the most effective way with the least impact to animals, people, and the environment. Through educational videos, check your learning questions, and section quizzes, you will learn to identify the pest flies in your poultry facilities, understand their lifecycles, and understand the role lifecycles play in control methods. You will learn how to monitor fly populations and set action thresholds, and how to select control methods for your facility. As you advance through the course, you can build your IPM plan with this information. This course has 10 short section quizzes. If you are taking this course for Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) credits, you need to achieve a score of 80% on the quizzes to pass the course, and receive a certificate of completion and PDA credits.
Course or Curriculum
Erika Machtinger, Pennsylvania State University
Gregory Martin, Pennsylvania State University
Beth Futrick, Blair Conservation District
Target audience:
Ordering info:
Pennsylvania State University

Cost: $149.00
This product is associated with the project "Biological Control Options for Fly Control in Poultry Facilities"
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