Spotted Lanternfly NYS IPM Conference

Thursday, August 15, 2019

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Binghamton NY

You are invited to join in the battle against the Spotted Lanternfly Invasion by getting the latest information at the NYS IPM Conference on Spotted Lanternfly on August 15, 2019. Experts in spotted lanternfly research, regulation and extension will be on hand to give an update from their experiences with Spotted Lanternfly on the front lines within the quarantine zones of Southeast Pennsylvania. Research faculty and Extension staff from Penn State have been working with members of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture since 2014 on controlling the spread of Spotted Lanternfly and will be on hand to share their first hand experiences.

Representatives from the NYS IPM Program, Cornell University, NYS Department of Ag & Markets, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and Finger Lakes Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM) will be on also be on hand to let you know what is being done to keep Spotted Lanternfly from becoming established into NYS. If you own a business or travel to any of the quarantine zones, you'll definitely want to hear about the New York State External Quarantine and the steps you need to take to be in compliance.

Who should attend? This invasive pest affects horticultural and agricultural crops, ornamentals, landscape, forests, and shade trees in residential areas so every resident of New York could potentially be affected if Spotted Lanternfly becomes established in New York. Growers, Landscapers, Greenhouse and Nursery Operations, Christmas Tree Growers, Foresters, Master Gardeners, Master Foresters and Residents are just some of the groups who will benefit from attending this meeting.

Cost is $50 which includes a catered lunch and breaks.

This 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, 25

Recertification credits for Pennsylvania pesticide applicators have also been approved: PC-Private Category -6, 05-Forest Pest Control - 8; 06-Ornamental and Shade Trees - 10, 18-Demonstration and Research - 10, and 23-Park/School Pest Control - 10.

Click here to register for the event. To see a copy of the Agenda click here.

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