You are invited to join in the battle against the Spotted Lanternfly Invasion by getting the latest information at the NYS IPM Conference on Spotted Lanternfly on August 15, 2019. Experts in spotted lanternfly research, regulation and extension will be on hand to give an update from their experiences with Spotted Lanternfly on the front lines within the quarantine zones of Southeast Pennsylvania. Research faculty and Extension staff from Penn State have been working with members of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture since 2014 on controlling the spread of Spotted Lanternfly and will be on hand to share their first hand experiences.
Who should attend? This invasive pest affects horticultural and agricultural crops, ornamentals, landscape, forests, and shade trees in residential areas so every resident of New York could potentially be affected if Spotted Lanternfly becomes established in New York. Growers, Landscapers, Greenhouse and Nursery Operations, Christmas Tree Growers, Foresters, Master Gardeners, Master Foresters and Residents are just some of the groups who will benefit from attending this meeting.
Cost is $50 which includes a catered lunch and breaks.
An application has been made for 6 New York State pesticide recertification credits in the following categories; 1A, 2, 3A, 6A, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25. An application for recertification credits for Pennsylvania pesticide applicators has also been submitted.
Online registration is available at: https://lergp.cce.cornell.edu/event.php?id=416
The event will be held at the Broome County CCE Farmers Market, 840 Front Street, Binghamton, NY on August 15, 2019 from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.