UMass Extension’s Landscape, Nursery, and Urban Forestry Program and the Extension Fruit Program will hold a series of free Tuesday webinars focusing on the impact, monitoring, and management of invasive insects in Massachusetts and elsewhere. Topics will include invasive forest pests, spotted lanternfly, the biological control of winter moth, Asian longhorned beetle updates, planned detection surveys in Massachusetts and New England, and more!
On Tuesday, February 9th, UMass Extension will hold a Spotted Lanternfly Monitoring in Massachusetts webinar from 11:10 am to 12:10 pm. This presentation will introduce a 2021 research and extension project that will use airborne attractants and traps for the early detection of the spotted lanternfly in Massachusetts.
In the webinar, Entomologist Tawny Simisky will briefly review the biology, identification, impacts, and monitoring for SLF. Dr. Jeremy Andersen from DCR will introduce an Integrated Research and Extension project to be conducted this season by the presenters. He will also discuss trapping, testing of lures, and eDNA sampling to be completed by the Elkinton Lab at the UMass Amherst.
Tree Fruit Entomologist Dr. Jaime Pinero will share information about the work and contributions to this project to be completed by the Pinero Lab at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Preregistration is required to access this webinar. Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1205497263816730126
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.