Spotted Lanternfly Agricultural Producer and Forest Landowner Impact Survey

A survey is currently underway to gather information from horticultural growers, field crop farmers, and forest landowners on the potential economic impact of the spotted lanternfly (SLF) on agriculture and forestry.
Spotted Lanternfly Agricultural Producer and Forest Landowner Impact Survey - News


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If you grow field crops, fruit crops, vegetables, nursery crops, Christmas trees, harvest timber, or tap maple trees, we’d like to hear from you.

The objective of the survey is to better inform us of potential damage by the SLF and help focus extension and research efforts on managing this pest. We’d like to find out what crops you grow and how concerned you are about SLF damage on various crops. For those growers in the quarantine zone, we'd also like to know about any management practices you are using and any damage you might have experienced. The results of the survey will be used by Penn State Extension and researchers to fine tune management advice for the SLF and help prioritize future research and outreach activities.

If you’d like to participate, the survey should take you no more than 10-15 minutes to complete. Click on the link below to begin the survey:

Penn State Spotted Lanternfly Impact Survey

Your individual survey responses will be confidential, and the data collected will only be reported in summaries. Your participation is voluntary, and you can decide not to answer a given question if you choose. If you have any questions about the Spotted Lanternfly Impact Survey, please contact Jayson Harper by e-mail at or call 814-863-8638.