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Spotted Lanternfly
An insect that attacks grapes, apples, stone fruits, and pines, and threatens Pennsylvania and the United States.

Latest Green Industry News

Sowbugs and pillbugs congregate in moist areas. Photo by Sinclair Adam.
Sowbugs and Pillbugs: Occasional but Destructive Greenhouse Pests
June 20, 2017
We hear periodic reports of sowbug and/or pillbug outbreaks in greenhouses and high tunnels in Pennsylvania.
Photo: P. Landschoot, Penn State
SDHI Fungicides for Turfgrass Diseases
June 12, 2017
As summer approaches, plans are being finalized for disease prevention and control programs. One group of fungicides, the succinate dehydrogenase inhibitors (SDHI), has taken a more prominent role in controlling turfgrass diseases and provides an alternative to fungicides in other mode-of-action groups for resistance management.
White grub damage in a residential lawn. Photo: N. Bosold, Penn State (retired)
White Grubs—Underground Marauders in Turf
June 9, 2017
White grubs are probably one of the most common turfgrass insect pests encountered in Pennsylvania lawns.

Upcoming Events

Turf & Ornamental School
When: July 11, 2017
Where: Hershey, PA
Commercial & Public Applicator Pesticide Short Course
When: July 18-28, 2017
Where: Allentown, PA
Green Infrastructure – A Lesson in Change (Webinar)
When: July 18, 2017
Where: Online webinar
Shearing & Weed Control of Christmas Trees
When: July 19, 2017
Where: Lehighton, PA