Information on private forest pests and diseases, including spiders, worms, scale, caterpillars, weevils, mites, spotted lantern fly, knotweed, multiflora rose and other invasive weeds.
Learn about invasive plants spreading through northern Pennsylvania. Presentations and field tours will cover ID, ecology and biology of several invasive plants as well as using iMapInvasives to monitor where they occur.
The spotted lanternfly permitting process is new in the Pennsylvania quarantined area for business, government, and other organizations.
This article summarizes one method of capturing and killing spotted lanternfly (SLF): placing sticky bands on trees.
This presentation describes how volunteers should place bands on trees and enter their data.
This webinar discusses the options you have to control spotted lanternfly based on the life cycle of the insect through the year.
By Dana Rhodes Length20:05
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has enacted a quarantine order in counties that are infested with the spotted lanternfly.
By Julie Urban Length22:39
A lot of scientific research is being done to increase our understanding about how the spotted lanternfly behaves and what management methods might be effective.
By David R. Jackson Length17:23
Tree-of-heaven a preferred host of the invasive insect, the spotted lanternfly (SLF.) The tree is used to help monitor for SLF and also as a “trap” trees to help control SLF populations.
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Spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that has spread throughout southeastern Pennsylvania and surrounding states. Learn how to recognize spotted lanternfly and what you can do to help stop its spread.
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced $17.5 million in emergency funding to stop the spread of the spotted lanternfly in southeastern Pennsylvania.
This insect is considered a threat to some crops and many people are working to try to prevent it from spreading.
To prevent the movement of this insect, avoid moving yard waste such as woody plant debris (fallen trees or branches and tree trimmings) outside the quarantine area.
Some tips to help you avoid spreading Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) and be in compliance with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) regulations.
By Emelie Swackhamer, David R. Jackson, Art Gover
There are various management techniques to consider to destroy or control the Spotted Lanternfly. Learn the recommended methods to use during certain times of the year.
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By Allyson Brownlee Muth, Ed.D., Sky Templeton Pages72
Identify invasive grasses, herbs, shrubs, trees, and vines often found in your Pennsylvania forests and woodlots.