Pests and Diseases

Recommendations for managing weeds, pests and diseases, including rot, scale, blight, mold, gall, canker, lichens, rusts and mildew. Tips on dealing with moths, caterpillars, worms, beetles, borers, spiders and lanternflies.

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Will the Quarantine Effort for Spotted Lanternfly Work? - News News
For the past few years, there have been numerous Penn State Extension articles on the emerging spotted lanternfly (SLF) issue. More
Spotted lanternfly empty egg cases. Photo: Emelie Swackhamer, Penn State
Spotted Lanternfly Permits for Transporting Goods - News News
The spotted lanternfly permitting process is new in the Pennsylvania quarantined area for business, government, and other organizations. More
Designing Your Vegetable Garden
Dig In - Your Guide to a Successful Vegetable Garden - News News
Presented by the Penn State Master Gardeners of Lackawanna County. More
Plant infested with boxwood leaminer. Photo: Sandy Feather, Penn State
It’s Spring, and Soon the Boxwoods Will Sing - News News
Many years ago, a homeowner called our office with a question about why her boxwoods were making noise. More
Spotted lanternflies captured on a sticky band. Photo: Emelie Swackhamer, Penn State
Spotted Lanternfly Management: Placing Sticky Bands on Trees - Articles Articles
This article summarizes one method of capturing and killing spotted lanternfly (SLF): placing sticky bands on trees. More
Spotted Lanternfly: Volunteer Banding Program
Spotted Lanternfly: Volunteer Banding Program - Videos Videos
This presentation describes how volunteers should place bands on trees and enter their data. More
Spotted Lanternfly: Management Options through the Seasons
Spotted Lanternfly: Management Options through the Seasons - Videos Videos
This webinar discusses the options you have to control spotted lanternfly based on the life cycle of the insect through the year. More
Spotted Lanternfly: Living with the Quarantine
Spotted Lanternfly: Living with the Quarantine - Videos Videos
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has enacted a quarantine order in counties that are infested with the spotted lanternfly. More
Spotted Lanternfly: Research Update
Spotted Lanternfly: Research Update - Videos Videos

Spotted Lanternfly: Research Update

Julie Urban

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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. More
Identifying Tree-of-Heaven and Some Native Look-a-Likes
Identifying Tree-of-Heaven and Some Native Look-a-Likes - Videos Videos
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. More
Spotted Lanternfly Public Meetings
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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. More
Magnolia Leaf-Footed Bug
Magnolia Leaf-Footed Bug - Articles Articles

Magnolia Leaf-Footed Bug

Michael J. Skvarla

Magnolia leaf-footed bugs are brown bugs occasionally found on magnolia. They do not pose a risk to human health and do not cause damage to or reduce the vigor of infested trees, but may be nuisance pests. More
Perdue Announces Emergency Funding for Spotted Lanternflly in Pennsylvania
Perdue Announces Emergency Funding for Spotted Lanternflly in Pennsylvania - News News
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. More
Snow damage on juniper. Photo credit Sandy Feather.
Winter Damage to Trees and Shrubs - Articles Articles
Learn the best ways to prevent and remedy damage to trees and shrubs caused by ice and snow. More
Stay Alert for Oak Wilt!
Stay Alert for Oak Wilt! - Articles Articles

Stay Alert for Oak Wilt!

Sandy Feather

Oak wilt was not known in New York before 2008, but foresters and arborists are managing it there now. More
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