An insect that attacks grapes, apples, stone fruits, and pines, and threatens Pennsylvania and the United States.
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A New Invasive Insect: The Spotted Lanternfly
November 17, 2014This blog article was put together by our newest part-time staff member, Ed Crow. Although Ed is officially retired from the Maryland Department of Agriculture, he still wanted to remain active helping pesticide applicators. An adult Spotted Lanternfly (Photograph by Holly Raguza, PA Dept of Agriculture) An adult Spotted Lanternfly (Photograph by Lawrence Barringer, PA [...]
November 5, 2014On Sept. 22, 2014, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Game Commission, confirmed the presence the Spotted Lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula, (WHITE)) in Berks County, as part of its responsibility to identify plants/weeds, insects and mites, nematodes, fungi, bacteria and viruses that impact Pennsylvania’s natural resources, flora and economy. On Nov. 1, 2014, the Commonwealth announced a quarantine with the intent to restrict the movement of this pest. This is the first detection of Spotted Lanternfly in the United States.
Let Me Introduce Our Staff Once Again
November 3, 2014Well, it has been quite a while that we have updated our readers about who is on staff at the Penn State Pesticide Education Program. I also realized that we needed to update our staff photos. However, getting us all together in one place can be quite the challenge! In a future blog, we will [...]