Preregistration is required.
Join UMass Extension for an update regarding the invasive spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula; SLF) and trapping research and monitoring efforts from:
- Dr. Joseph Elkinton and Dr. Jeremy Andersen, Department of Environmental Conservation
- Dr. Miriam Cooperband, Forest Pest Methods Laboratory USDA-APHIS-PPQ-CPHST
- Tawny Simisky, UMass Extension’s Landscape, Nursery and Urban Forestry Program
- Dr. Jaime Pinero, UMass Extension’s Fruit Program and the Stockbridge School of Agriculture
This 1 1/2 hour webinar will begin with a brief discussion of the biology, host plants, and identification of the spotted lanternfly, to be followed by updates from the Elkinton and Pinero Labs at UMass Amherst. Dr. Elkinton and Dr. Andersen are currently trapping for spotted lanternfly in locations in Massachusetts and Connecticut and testing newly developed lures from Dr. Cooperband. Dr. Pinero is monitoring for SLF at orchards and vineyards across Massachusetts. Participants will be reminded where they can report suspicious insects to the MA Department of Agricultural Resources.
Landscapers, arborists, grounds managers, foresters, urban foresters, orchardists, fruit growers, and many other land managers and professionals are encouraged to attend this FREE update that is open to anyone interested in attending! Please note: while participants from anywhere are invited to attend, much of the material presented will be specific to Massachusetts and New England.
Pesticide credit: 1 pesticide contact hour for categories 25, 27, 29, 35, 36, 48 and Applicator’s (Core) License available.
Association credit: 1.5 ISA, 1 (cat 1) SAF, 1 MCH, 1 MCA, and 1 MCLP credits available.
This research, monitoring, and free webinar are made possible by funding support from the UMass Center for Agriculture, Food, and the Environment’s Integrated Research and Extension grant program.