Spotted Lanternfly: Updates and Outlook

  • Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Spotted Lanternfly is an invasive pest from Asia that primarily feeds on tree of heaven (Ailanthus altissima) but can also feed on a wide variety of plants such as grapevine, hops, maple, walnut, fruit trees and others. This insect could impact New York's forests as well as the agricultural and tourism industries. Please join us over coffee to hear the last news and updates from Mark C. Whitmore, Forest Entomologist from Cornell University Department of Natural Resources.

This session is free and open to the public. Held at the Human Services Complex, Room 120, Montour Falls NY, 14865. Please contact Roger Ort 607.535.7161 or email rlo28@cornell.edu with questions. Registration for this event can be found: http://cceschuyler.org/events

Speaker Bio: Mark Whitmore is a Forest Entomologist in the Department of Natural Resources at Cornell University. Mark has been at Cornell since 1989 and currently works with professional land managers, state and federal agencies, local government officials, and concerned citizens to help them understand the issues and strategies for minimizing the impact of non-native invasive insects such as the Emerald Ash Borer and Hemlock Woolly Adelgid. Mark is currently the Director of the New York State Hemlock Initiative and the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Biocontrol Research Lab at Cornell.


Ariel Kirk
Agriculture Educator


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