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Penn State Extension Hosts Spotted Lanternfly Meetings In Blair, Lebanon, Montour, Perry Counties

Penn State Extension will host public meetings in Blair, Lebanon, Montour and Perry counties to help landowners recognize the spotted lanternfly and help stop its spread.

The spotted lanternfly represents a significant threat to Pennsylvania agriculture, including the grape, tree-fruit, hardwood and nursery industries.

On March 3, the Department of Agriculture added 12 new counties to the quarantine area, including Allegheny, Beaver, Blair, Columbia, Cumberland, Huntingdon, Juniata, Luzerne, Mifflin, Northumberland, Perry, and York.

Businesses that operate in or travel through quarantined counties are required to obtain a Spotted Lanternfly permit; fines associated with noncompliance can be up to $300 for a criminal citation or up to $20,000 for a civil penalty.

Homeowners with questions about treatment are encouraged to contact their local Penn State Extension office or learn about management, including approved sprays, online. Pennsylvanians who live inside the quarantine zone should also review and sign the Compliance Checklist for residents.

The meetings will be held--

-- CANCELED Due To Coronavirus Concerns: Blair County - Altoona: March 16 - 5:30 p.m.

-- Lebanon County - Lebanon: April 16 - Noon and 7:00 p.m.

-- Montour County - Danville: April 11 - 11:00 a.m.

-- CANCELED Due To Coronavirus Concerns: Perry County - New Bloomfield: March 19 - 7:00 p.m.

Click Here to register for this free program.

Don’t see a meeting coming up in your community?  Call your local Penn State Extension office to request a meeting.

Find out more, visit the Department of Agriculture’s Spotted Lanternfly webpage, the Penn State Extension Spotted Lanternfly webpage and the U.S.D.A. Spotted Lanternfly webpage.

Related Articles:

Dept. Of Agriculture Adds 12 Counties To Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Area; 26 Counties Now Included

Penn State Research/Extension Highlights Critical Work On Spotted Lanternfly, Farm Conservation, Public Education & Involvement

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[Posted: March 9, 2020]


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