Southern Region Extension Forestry will hold a one-hour Spotted Lanternfly webinar on September 4th at 1 p.m. EDT.
The spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) is an invasive plant hopper native to China, India and Vietnam. It was first discovered in Pennsylvania and has spread to other counties in the eastern United States. This insect has the potential to greatly impact agricultural crops such as grapes, hops, and hardwoods. It is also reducing the quality of life for people living in heavily infested areas.
This one-hour webinar, presented by Lori Chamberlin – Forest Health Manager, Virginia Department of Forestry, will discuss the biology, identification and management of the spotted lanternfly in the southeastern U.S.
Spotted lanternfly can be controlled with a combination of physical removal of life stages on host trees, as well as pesticide applications. More research is currently being conducted to determine the best way to control this pest in different landscape settings. This webinar will instruct landowners on what they can do to help slow the spread of this invasive pest, and how to report sightings of spotted lanternfly outside of the quarantine.
To take part in the webinar, go to http://www.forestrywebinars.net/webinars/a-new-pest-the-spotted-lanternfly?sr=wp~mkt-whenPub