Invasive Insect Webinar

February 8, 2023 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
UMass Extension
413 545-0895

UMass Extension’s Landscape, Nursery, and Urban Forestry Program and UMass Extension’s Fruit Program will hold a series of three Invasive Insect webinars this winter focusing on the impact, monitoring, and management of invasive insects in Massachusetts on January 25th, February 8th and February 22nd

The February 8th webinar will include the following presentations:

9 am – Spotted Lanternfly Management in the Landscape — Brian Walsh, Extension Educator, Ornamentals, PennState Extension

Managing spotted lanternfly in locations where this insect has become established and damaging populations are seen in Massachusetts will be important.

Learn from the experience of Penn State Extension, who have been dealing with this pest since 2014, about best management practices for this insect. An integrated pest management (IPM) approach to dealing with the spotted lanternfly is recommended.

10:30 am – Entomopathogens of Spotted Lanternfly, Biopesticides, & Scouting Egg Masses in VineyardsDr. Eric Clifton, Research Scientist, BioWorks

This presentation will discuss recent research of epizootics (outbreaks of disease) from entomopathogens (insect killing fungi) on spotted lanternfly populations in Pennsylvania. This presentation will also cover lab and field trials using biopesticides (Beauvaria bassiana and Isaria fumosorosea) on spotted lanternfly nymphs and adults. The talk will also provide some insight on scouting for egg masses in vineyards.

Click here to register for and join this webinar on Feb. 8(link is external)                           (webinar ID: 252-644-443).