Author Archives: Peter J Jentsch

About Peter J Jentsch

Peter J. Jentsch serves the mid-Hudson Valley pome fruit, grape and vegetable growers as the Senior Extension Associate in the Department of Entomology for Cornell University’s Hudson Valley Laboratory located in Highland, NY. He provides regional farmers with information on insect related research conducted on the laboratory’s 20-acre research farm for use in commercial and organic fruit and vegetable production. Peter is a graduate of the University of Nebraska with a Masters degree in Entomology. He is presently focusing on invasive insect species, monitoring in the urban environment and commercial agricultural production systems throughout the state

Vineyard Alert: New York State Announces Confirmed Finding Of Spotted Lanternfly On Staten Island. August 14th, 2020

NEW YORK STATE ANNOUNCES CONFIRMED FINDING OF SPOTTED LANTERNFLY ON STATEN ISLAND: State Agencies Encourage Public to Report Findings of Invasive Pest The New York State Departments of Agriculture and Markets (AGM), Environmental Conservation (DEC), and Office of Parks, Recreation … Continue reading

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Section 18 EPA Approval for Bifenthrin for BMSB Management. Stink bug populations on the rise in Hudson Valley Vegetable and Orchards. July 29th, 2020

This season we had a surprisingly early start to the emergence, egg laying and nymph development of the invasive brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) given the prolonged cold spring start. Adult trap captures at the HVRL are nearing management threshold … Continue reading

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