Apr 28, 2020Cornell Extension plans May 13 spotted lanternfly online workshop
Cornell Cooperative Extension is offering a spotted lanternfly online workshop on Wednesday, May 13, from 9:30 a.m.- 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
This is a meeting to update farmers and the general public about spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula), a new invasive species that has the potential to cause severe economic injury to many important crops in Ulster County and New York State.
Spotted lanternfly (SLF) is originally from China and parts of Southeast Asia. It was first detected in Pennsylvania in September of 2014 and a state quarantine of 13 counties was enacted. Since then, it has spread to adjacent counties, as well as parts of New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, and West Virginia.
This meeting will provide information on the biology of SLF, it’s preferred hosts, as well as economic injury sustained in Pennsylvania as a result of its introduction. This workshop will also cover some of the regulatory restrictions in place to limit the spread of SLF.
There is no cost to attend this meeting, however, pre-registration is required.
CCEUC has applied for DEC pesticide credits.
The event is free, registration is required and is available here.