5 million in emergency funding is being made available to combat the spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) in Pennsylvania.
According to the USDA, the goal of the expanded program is "to stop the leading edge of the infestation and start pushing it inward, while at the same time reducing the density of spotted lanternfly populations in the core infested area.
5 million in emergency funding to stop the spread of the spotted lanternfly in southeastern Pennsylvania.
Weve seen a dramatic expansion in the range of this pest over the last year and we need to take decisive action to prevent the spotted lanternfly from spreading throughout Pennsylvania and into neighboring states, Perdue said.
The spotted lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula (White) (Hemiptera: Fulgoridae), which is native to China, is an invasive species in the United States.
Pest alert: spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula).
To date, there is no spray specifically for the spotted lanternfly
Yesterday, Governor Wolf signed a new executive order expanding the Governors Invasive Species Council to bring additional expertise and resources to bear in protecting the commonwealth from new species, such as the spotted lanternfly, which has been found in 13 southeastern Pennsylvania counties.
In addition to the spotted lanternfly, which could impact hundreds of millions of dollars in Pennsylvania agricultural commodities and the quality of life in communities, the commonwealth is facing other threats from species such as hydrilla, an invasive plant affecting the states lakes; Round Goby, a fish invading rivers, and the Great Lakes; and Palmer Amaranth, an invasive weed affecting row crops.
When the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture confirmed in 2014 that the invasive species known as the spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) had been found in Berks County, Pa.
had never seen a spotted lanternfly (SLF) in his 7-acre vineyard in Rockland Township, one of the quarantined municipalities.
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture confirmed that a new invasive species, the spotted lanternfly
(SLF), has been found in Berks County, Pa.