The bermudagrass stem maggot can cause considerable damage to bermudagrass.
The latest research findings on the biology and control of bermudagrass stem maggot will be reported at the Edisto Research Center Forage and Beef Cattle Field Day, Blackville, SC.
Keynote speaker will be Dennis Hancock, University of Georgia Extension forage specialist, who has researched the pest that has impacted the yields of bermudagrass hayfields and pastures since it appeared in Georgia in 2010 (see our story, Bermudagrass Stem Maggot Is Here To Stay). Hosted by Clemson University Extension, the field day will also highlight upcoming research and information on animal identification technology, forage varieties and species selection, and beef cattle research underway at the station. It will conclude with an update on the Edisto Forage Bull Test program. Register online.
The event will start with an 8:30 registration; the station is located 3 miles west of Blackville on Hwy 78.