Funding targeted for spotted lanternfly research, certifying planting material.
USDA announced $17.5 million in emergency funding has been allocated to stop the spread of the spotted lanternfly (SLF) […]
Berry grower sees promise with exclusion netting trial.
While insect believed to have arrived on interstate shipment, growers are encouraged to scout for eggs, signs of populations within New York.
A large survey to be conducted this winter to scout for populations possibly established or trying to establish in the state.
Economic losses, reduced production, and increased labor costs all are a result of dealing with high pest populations in orchards.
Growers in the East and Midwest have noticed the invasive pest feeding on uncompromised fruit.
As populations grow in the state, university offers growers pest management advice.
Thanks to mild winter, numbers for the pest are growing, especially in southeast Pennsylvania.
While populations are low, it appears invasive pest has recently stumbled upon the state’s peaches and almonds.
Pennsylvania receives $3 million from USDA for outreach efforts, control measures for this invasive pest.
Dave Jones, Extension Educator with Michigan State University, says growers are well accustomed to monitoring and thinking ahead.
Building on previous research, MSU doctorate fine-tunes the solutions which pique the fruit files’ interest.
Research team seeks solutions to protect state’s cherry crop.
Since devastating many Mid-Atlantic farms in 2010, this Asian-borne pest continues to cause growers significant headaches. New research, however, may offer insights into treatment options that minimize the use of harsh chemicals.
While some feeding habits have been recognized, there’s still a learning curve with this enigmatic invasive pest.
Entomologist in Kentucky uses social media for pest updates, trap catches.