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Spotted Lanternfly Talk
Oct 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$5
The invasive Spotted Lanternfly was discovered in NJ in July 2018 in Warren and Mercer Counties in New Jersey. The sightings have led the State Department of Agriculture to quarantine the two affected counties as well as Hunterdon County, which is between Warren and Mercer counties, to prevent the spread of the Spotted Lanternfly. A quarantine is also in effect in several counties in Pennsylvania.
“The Spotted Lanternfly is an excellent hitchhiker, with the ability travel on all types of vehicles as well as various landscaping, wood-based materials and agricultural produce,” New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher said. “It’s imperative that we stop the movement of this pest before it can make an impact on New Jersey.”
The spotted lanternfly makes use of over 70 different plant species, including fruit trees, ornamental trees, woody trees, vegetables, herbs and vines, including agricultural crops like grapes.
Find out what’s happening in New Jersey, and learn what – if anything – you can do. Presented by Paul Kurtz, Entomologist of the NJ State Department of Agriculture (NJDA).
Advance registration is required. $5 suggested donation at the door. www.tiny.cc/SCSpotted