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Ornamental Landscape Webinar Series: Pest Alerts, Threats, and Management

  • Thursday, October 21, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

There will be two presentations. Each will be 30 minutes followed by 10 to 15 minutes of Q&A.

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? Uninvited Guests That Won’t Leave

Dan Gilrein, Extension Entomologist, CCE-Suffolk

Some insect (and other) pests are putting landscape managers to the test.This presentation will review some that are here (emerald ash borer, jumping worms) or on the way (spotted lanternfly, box tree moth, others), what to watch for and to do about them. Some observations of other pests from the past season will also be highlighted.

Spotted Lanternfly: Be on the Lookout!

Brian Eshenaur Sr. Extension Associate, Cornell’s NYS Integrated Pest Management Program

A new pest, the Spotted Lanternfly, became established in parts of New York in 2020 and it is now throughout NYC. This invasive planthopper can become a nuisance in landscapes and is a threat to vineyards. We can all do our part because early detection of this pest is critical in its management. In this session we’ll see how it can be recognized in its different life stages which range from tan egg masses to tiny crawling black nymphs to the adult with polka dotted outer wings and bright-orange underwings. By the end of the program, you will know it’s favorite host plants, how to easily report sightings of Spotted Lanternfly, and we’ll look at discuss management options it becomes established.

Limited in-person viewing of the live webinar will be available. Contact Mina Vescera at 631-603-9613 or mv365@cornell.edu to reserve your spot. Masks are required regardless of vaccine status. In-person viewing will be subject to last-minute cancellations due to Covid-19 CDC guidelines and CCE-Suffolk Covid-19 policy.






Mina Vescera
Nursery and Landscape Specialist


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Last updated October 15, 2021