Things to consider while you are waiting for the snow to start!
If you bring in plant material from Florida – or anywhere really – you should look it over closely to make sure that you are not bringing in any pest insects. A new aphid has been found in Florida on aluminum plant that can also affect other Pilea spp – the Pilea aphid. It is very small and bicolored in the adult stage. More information here:
Yet another invasive species – the spotted lanternfly – is definitely on the move. Several adults have been found in NYS – including on nursery stock – but so far – and thanks to good inspection – no populations have been found. To learn how to identify it and prevent its spread, watch our webinars (in conjunction with NE IPM and the Department of Ag and Markets.
- Spotted Lanternfly Basics for Hops, Berry, and Vegetable Growers (Feb. 26, 2019, 10:00 a.m.)
- Spotted Lanternfly Basics for Grape and Apple Industries (Feb. 26, 2019, 1:00 p.m.)
- Spotted Lanternfly Basics for Christmas Tree Growers (Mar. 4, 2019, 10:00 a.m.)
- Spotted Lanternfly Basics for Nursery, Greenhouse, and Landscape Industries (Mar. 4, 2019, 1:00 p.m.)
For more information and registration links, go here:
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