Spotted Lanternfly: A New Invasive Insect in Pennsylvania
Spotted Lanternfly is a new invasive insect which was first found in Pennsylvania in 2014. This insect has potential to damage several important commodities including grapes, stone fruit and timber crops. The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has enacted a quarantine order to try to reduce the spread of this insect.
In this webinar, Emelie Swackhamer (Penn State Extension) will describe the biology of the spotted lanternfly, summarize current management and eradication efforts, and discuss practices required by the quarantine order. Shannon Herbst (Rainbow) will also discuss the management options available to tree care and landscape professionals to treat for spotted lanternfly.
Presenter: Emelie Swackhamer, Horticulture Educator, Penn State Extension
Emelie Swackhamer is a Horticulture Educator with Penn State Extension, based in Montgomery County. She has 21 years of experience in extension, expertise in plant pathology and IPM, and a farm background. She resides in the community that has been affected by the new invasive insect, the spotted lanternfly and delivers programming about this pest.
Presenter: Shannon Herbst, Territory Manager, Rainbow
Shannon has over two decades of experience in the green industry. As a Territory Manager for Rainbow, Shannon’s role includes training and educating green industry professionals on plant health care topics. She has owned her own WBE/DBE landscaping business in Maryland for over 8 years, worked as managing arborist for a tree company in New Jersey, and was the Director of Sales for a national maintenance company in Pennsylvania.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
12:00 – 1:00 pm (CDT)