Spotted Lanternfly: Updates and Outlooks

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

SLF: Updates and Outlooks

January 15th, Tuesday from 9-11AM

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.

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.

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Roger Ort
Local Foods and Agriculture Educator


The Human Services Complex
323 Owego Street, Room 120
Montour Falls, NY 14865