Learn how to identify signs and symptoms of tree stress and diseases at Citizens for Conservation's "Are My Tree in Trouble or Not?" Speaker Tricia Bethke, forest pest outreach coordinator for the state of Illinois, will discuss how to identify, manage and report diseases such as bur oak blight, sudden oak death and anthracnose, as well as spotted lanternfly
, Asian long-horned beetle and other tree pest threats.
When you see a spotted lanternfly
, catch and kill it if possible, and send a photograph to your state extension office for positive identification.
But given the potential economic damage about $18 billion by one estimate the state is relying on more than just encouragement, especially for businesses that move goods in and out of areas where the spotted lanternfly
has been found, known as quarantine zones.
Wilmington, DE, March 05, 2019 --(PR.com)-- Stein Tree Service announces that they are permitted to work in all spotted lanternfly
quarantine areas of Pennsylvania and Delaware.
The wine industry has several famous cases where this has happened, such as grape phylloxera, leaf-roll viruses, red-blotch virus, vine mealybug, glassywinged sharpshooter and, most recently in the Northeast, the spotted lanternfly
. The goal then is to use pesticides only when they are necessary, efficacious and present the lowest risk to workers, consumers and the environment.
The spotted lanternfly
, Lycorma delicatula (White) (Hemiptera: Fulgoridae), which is native to China, is an invasive species in the United States.
It was bug excrement from thousands of spotted lanternfly
The week is set by the nonprofit of the same name to encourage awareness of invasive plants and insects, such as the emerald ash borer (EAB) and the spotted lanternfly
, that can negatively impact our plant life.
The newest invasive pest is the spotted lanternfly
. It was originally detected in Berks County, Pa., in 2014, and the area was immediately quarantined by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.
Even more worrisome is the uncertain impact of spotted lanternfly
infestations and the damage they do to orchard fruits and crops.