The Spotted Lanternfly: Overview, Management Options, and Pesticide Application Safety
8:30 am – 12:00 pm
900 Washington St
Course description: The Spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula or "SLF") is an invasive insect first detected in Pennsylvania in 2014. It causes damage to trees and other woody plants by feeding on their sap. While the primary host plant of SLF is the invasive tree-of-heaven, researchers have found that it also targets grapevines, hops, and fruit trees, giving it the potential to become a serious agricultural pest. The Spotted Lanternfly has not been found to have established (yet) in New England. But we want you to be prepared! This 3-hour presentation will provide a comprehensive look at the pest, management options and safe pesticide application for plant health care specialists in New England. 2.25 ISA CEUs, 3 Pesticide CEUs
8:30am – Check in – coffee and continental breakfast provided
8:45 – 9:30 – Javier Marin, Forest Pest Outreach Coordinator, Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources will present the history of the Spotted Lanternfly and will provide an update on its status in Massachusetts and in New England
9:30-10:15 – Rich Cartier, Northeast Territory Manager, Rainbow Treecare Scientific Advancements will speak on control options in terms of active ingredients. This will be a comprehensive overview of management options.
10:15-10:30 – Break
10:30-11:15 – Taryn LaScola-Miner, Director of Crop and Pest Services Division, Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources will provide an overview of safe pesticide application including the importance of label reading in the effective management of pests.
11:15-12:00 – Panel Q&A