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Spotted Lanternfly IPM Conference

Spotted Lanternfly — On the Doorstep Or Already In Our Fields? Learn more at the 2019 IPM Conference hosted by the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program on August 15, 2019 at the Broome County CCE Farmers Market, 840 Upper Front St., Binghamton, NY. Yes! That's this Thursday, 8:30 to 4:30. Lunch provided. Earn recertification credits.

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It’s not if but when and where this invasive pest will show up in New York State (NYS). Be on the front line of stopping the invasion!

Learn where to look for it; how to correctly identify it; how to best report sightings of it.

Watercolor of spotted lanternfly adults by Karen EnglishSpotted Lanternfly is a concern to: Growers; Foresters; Nursery, Greenhouse and Christmas Tree Operations; Landscapers; Master Gardeners — all NYS residents. In fact, anyone whose business or travel takes them through quarantine zones should understand New York State’s regulations.

Experts from across PA and NY will provide updates on what is being done to prevent Spotted Lanternfly's (SLF’s) establishment in New York. Learn about the tools available to combat this threat to our fields, forests, and homes. Here's a sampling of what you'll hear about:

  • News from the Front Line.  Current research on SLF biology, movement and management.  Keynote Speaker – Julie Urban, Penn State University
  • The NYS External Quarantine and You.  Who needs to comply and how does it work? - Thomas Allgaier, NYS Dept of Agriculture & Markets
  • I Can’t Go Outside! Impact of SLF on green industry and residential areas. -Emelie Swackhamer, Penn State Extension
  • Working with Your Local PRISM to Prevent the SLF Invasion. - Patty Wakefield Brown, Finger Lakes Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM)
  • The Million Dollar Impact: Management strategies for the grape industry and other perennial fruit crops. - Tim Weigle, NYS IPM Program
Picture of an adult spotted lanternfly on a tree trunk
Spotted lanternfly adult on the trunk of a tree.

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Find out more about this insect that threatens to invade New York State on the NYS IPM Program SLF IPM Conference Website,

Lunch is included with your registration. Pick up materials, cards, brochures, fact sheets — on SLF and more — during breaks. Visit with professionals working on the frontline, ask questions, get answers. Register at:

Picture of the fourth-instar nymph of spotted lanternfly.
Fourth instar of spotted lanternfly, before the adult stage.

Recertification credits. The Spotted Lanternfly IPM Conference has been approved for 7.5 Certified Nursery Landscape Professional credits, and 6 NYS Pesticide Recertification credits in the categories of 1a, 2, 3a, 6a, 9, 10, 22 and 25.

This Statewide Public Conference is sponsored by The NYS Dept of Agriculture and Markets, NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, the Finger Lakes Institute, the Finger Lakes PRISM, Cornell University and the NYS IPM Program.

WHAT: IPM Conference, Spotted Lanternfly — On the Doorstep Or Already In Our Fields?

WHEN: Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM 

WHERE: Broome County CCE Farmers Market, 840 Upper Front St., Binghamton, NY

If you thought SWD was bad... This invasive is even worse! Feeding en mass, SLF suck the very life juices from plants and shower everything below with their excreted honeydew, favoring a lawn of sooty molds. Ugh. September is the month for dispersing adults — let's get ready!

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