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Spotted Lanternfly Basics for Christmas Tree Growers
This webinar was developed to provide information on Spotted Lanternfly, an invasive pest that has been found to feed on 70 species of plants in both the agricultural and urban segments of the Northeastern United States. The Spotted Lanternfly is an excellent hitchhiker and moves primarily through human movement giving it the potential to show up anywhere in the United States. It is important to know how to properly identify this pest and report is sighting.

The webinar will be one hour in length and cover;
• Overview of SLF –biology and Identification
• Overview of hosts
• Monitoring and Management strategies
• Regulatory update
• Questions from participants will be encouraged

Co-presented by NYS IPM, NYS Dept of Ag & Markets, and Northeastern IPM Center

Mar 4, 2019 10:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Elizabeth Lamb
Ornamentals IPM Coordinator @NYS IPM Program
Betsy works with producers of greenhouse ornamental crops, vegetables and hops, nursery crops and Christmas trees to find effective and economical methods of managing pests that also protect the environment and human health. In addition to training programs, she conducts research and demonstration trials that provide resources for increasing the adoption of IPM practices.
Brian Eshenaur
Ornamentals IPM Specialist @NYS IPM Program
Brian works with producers of greenhouse and nursery crops as well as Christmas tree growers. He conducts applied research and delivers educational programs in these areas, with the goal of improving pest management and the adoption of IPM techniques.
Ethan Angell
Horticulture Inspector 2 @NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets