UMass Extension’s Invasive Insect Webinar Series 2023 (Webinar #2)

9:00 11:45 a.m. (ET)

This is an online event

Event date/time: 

  • Wednesday, January 25, 2023 - 9:00am
  • Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 9:00am
  • Wednesday, February 22, 2023 - 9:00am

Event Type: Online

Price: Free (grant subsidized)


Wednesday, February 8, 2023

9:00 - 10:15 AM: Spotted Lanternfly Management in the Landscape
Brian Walsh, Extension Educator, Ornamentals, PennState Extension
Managing spotted lanternfly in locations where this insect has become established and damaging populations are seen in Massachusetts will be important. Learn from the experience of PennState Extension, who have been dealing with this pest since 2014, about best management practices for this insect. An integrated pest management (IPM) approach to dealing with the spotted lanternfly is recommended. 

10:30 - 11:45 AM: Entomopathogens of Spotted Lanternfly, Biopesticides, & Scouting Egg Masses in Vineyards
Dr. Eric Clifton, Research Scientist, BioWorks
This presentation will discuss recent research of epizootics (outbreaks of disease) from entomopathogens (insect killing fungi) on spotted lanternfly populations in Pennsylvania. This presentation will also cover lab and field trials using biopesticides (Beauvaria bassiana and Isaria fumosorosea) on spotted lanternfly nymphs and adults. The talk will also provide some insight on scouting for egg masses in vineyards. 

Click here(link is external) to register for this live webinar (Webinar ID: 252-644-443).


Please note: while participants from anywhere are invited to attend, much of the material presented will be specific to Massachusetts and New England.


Pesticide contact hours

For 1/25: 1 pesticide contact hour for categories 25, 27 and 31 or 2 pesticide contact hours for categories 29, 35, 36, 48 and Applicators (core) license. For 2/8: 2 pesticide contact hours for categories 25, 27, 29, 31, 35, 36, 48 and Applicators (core) license. For 2/22: 2 pesticide contact hours for categories 29, 35, 36, 48 and Applicators (core) license. Credits are valid for all New England states for equivalent categories. Pesticide contact hours are available for the live webinars only, not for viewing the archived recordings. 

Association Credits

1 MCH credit for each day (live webninar only); 1 MCA and 1MCLP Education Credit for each day for both the live and recorded versions. ISA, SAF, and CFE credits requested.