New Invasive Plant Pest the Topic of Webinar Series

New Invasive Plant Pest the Topic of Webinar Series

The New York State (NYS) IPM ProgramNew York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, and the Northeastern IPM Center are co-presenting a webinar series about spotted lanternfly.

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This series will provide information on spotted lanternfly (SLF), an invasive pest that has been found to feed on 70 species of plants in both the agricultural and urban segments of the northeastern U.S. SLF is an excellent hitchhiker and moves primarily through human movement, giving it the potential to show up anywhere in the U.S. It is important to know how to properly identify this pest and report its sighting.

Each webinar will be one hour in length and cover:

  • Overview of spotted lanternfly biology and identification
  • Overview of hosts
  • Monitoring and management strategies
  • Regulatory update

Two webinars would be of interest to fruit and vegetable growers in the Northeast: