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UMass Extension Landscape, Nursery & Urban Forestry Program

The UMass Extension Landscape, Nursery and Urban Forestry Program helps to educate landscape, nursery and turf professionals by providing programs and research-based information on the best horticultural practices and technology for environmental stewardship in nursery and landscape management.

Gypsy moth caterpillars Join us via GoToWebinar for an exciting FREE series of webinars focusing on the impact, monitoring, and management of invasive insects in Massachusetts and the nation!
 
Topics include invasive forest pests in MA, spotted lanternfly, the biological control of winter moth, Asian longhorned beetle updates, planned detection surveys in Massachusetts and New England, integrated pest management of spotted-wing drosophila and brown marmorated stink bug and more! There will also be an update about non-native earthworms, close relatives of the insects, which have attracted a lot of attention in recent years. Note: While participants from anywhere are invited to attend, much of the material presented will be specific to Massachusetts and New England. For more details, the full schedule, and registration info, go to: https://ag.umass.edu/landscape/education-events/invasive-insect-webinars

A spotted lanternfly adult. (Image: Lawrence Barringer, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Bugwood.org)

On September 25, 2020 the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) urged Massachusetts residents to report signs of the invasive spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula).