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Spotted Lanternfly Basics for Grape and Apple 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

Feb 26, 2019 1:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Tim Weigle
Grape and Hops IPM Specialist @NYS IPM Program
Responsible for extension, implementation and applied research programming in Grape IPM for New York State and the Lake Erie Region of Pennsylvania. Applied research and implementation projects focus on the integration and transfer of research-based pest management techniques from grape faculty research projects into grower vineyards. Due to the large geographical responsibility of the position and the large number of part-time growers a major objective of the Grape IPM program is to expand the conventional information transfer methods of extension, such as the newsletter, meetings, telephone conversations and face-to-face meetings, to include distance learning tools such as web sites, electronic newsletters, e-mail and web-based publications and diagnostic tools.
Juliet Carroll
Fruit IPM Coordinator @NYS IPM Program
Julie works with the NYS IPM Program promoting use of IPM practices by fruit growers to protect their crops. She invented Trac Software, a pesticide spray record-keeping program for market traceability and reporting. Under her leadership, NEWA, a weather mesonet providing pest forecasts, grew from 45 weather stations in NY to over 500 in 12 states. Her research currently focuses on the invasive insect spotted wing drosophila.
Ethan Angell
Senior Horticultural Inspector @NYS Department of Ag & Markets