What have we learned about Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) since it was first discovered in Pennsylvania in 2014 that can be applied to help other communities and states that are on the edge of the SLF zones? As it continues to spread across the country, SLF will continue to have a significant environmental and economic impact on communities, landscapes, and properties.
Join us for the Virtual Town Hall: Spotted Lanternfly Management Strategies and the Latest Updates cohosted by the Society of Municipal Arborists and Rainbow Ecoscience. This virtual event is intended for municipal foresters, government agents, tree care and landscape professionals, and property / grounds managers. You’ll hear from university researchers, Department of Agriculture agents, and plant health care professional about the latest control efforts and will learn how you can best manage this pest for your constituents and/or clients.
- Spotted Lanternfly Biology, Life Cycle and Distribution
- Regulatory Update with New Populations, Quarantines, Pesticide Restrictions, Federal and State Efforts for Control
- Research and Management Strategies- Pros and Cons of Different Application Techniques
- Q&A Panel: Unique Learning Experiences Around Contracting and Implementation of SLF Management Strategies
- Dr. Eric Day (Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)
- Paul Kurtz (Entomologist, New Jersey Department of Agriculture)
- Mark Ware (Arborologist, Rainbow Ecoscience)
- Q&A Panel: Peter Benz (Owner, Plant Health Solutions), Greg Parra (Staff Scientist, USDA-APHIS), Katie Bielicki (SLF Project Coordinator, Delaware Department of Agriculture), Matt Travis (State Plant Health Director, USDA-APHIS), David Anderson (Director of Product Development and Regulatory Affairs, Rainbow Ecoscience)