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Register Now for Our May Spotted Lanternfly Webinar – Credits Available!

The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) is hosting a series of webinars to educate the green industry and environmental groups about Spotted Lanternfly. Organized as quarterly updates, these free webinars will provide attendees with the most current information about this invasive pest. Dates: Spring Update: 5/18/22 (Register now! bit.ly/MDARSLFWebMay22) Summer Update: 8/17/22 Fall Update: […]

Spotted Lanternfly and Nursery Stock

Please see below for an important message from the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources: TO: Nursery and Landscape IndustryFROM: Taryn LaScola-Miner, Director of Crop and Pest ServicesDATE: April 12, 2022REGARDING: Spotted Lanternfly Last year, the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (“MDAR”) detected populations of the invasive pest known as spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) in multiple […]

EAB Update for February 2022

Emerald ash borer remains a pest of concern throughout the state. Since our last update in January 2022, 8 new municipalities in 3 different Massachusetts counties have been confirmed to have emerald ash borer. The communities are as follows: Franklin County: Erving Shutesbury Wendell Whately Hampshire County: Hadley Hatfield Worcester County: Athol Gardner This brings […]

EAB Update for January 2022

Emerald ash borer remains a pest of concern throughout the state. Since our last update in July 2021, 27 new municipalities in 8 different Massachusetts counties have been confirmed to have emerald ash borer. The communities are as follows: Bristol County: Rehoboth Essex County: Salem Franklin County: Buckland New Salem Rowe Warwick Hampden County: Chicopee […]

Register Now for Our February Spotted Lanternfly Webinar – Credits Available!

The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) is hosting a series of webinars to educate the green industry and environmental groups about Spotted Lanternfly. Organized as quarterly updates, these free webinars will provide attendees with the most current information about this invasive pest. Dates: Spring Update: 5/18/21 (Archive) Summer Update: 8/17/21 (Archive) Fall Update: 11/16/21 […]

Register Now for Our November Spotted Lanternfly Webinar – Credits Available!

The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) is hosting a series of webinars to educate the green industry and environmental groups about Spotted Lanternfly. Organized as quarterly updates, these free webinars will provide attendees with the most current information about this invasive pest. Dates: Spring Update: 5/18/21 (Archive) Summer Update: 8/17/21 (Archive) Fall Update: 11/16/21 […]

Can You Spot The Lanternfly? Take Our Quiz!

There have been lots of stories about spotted lanternfly in the news lately, including the recent discovery of a satellite population of this pest here in Fitchburg, MA. States with large, well-established infestations of spotted lanternfly, overwhelmed with complaints from the public, are advising residents to kill the insects and no longer require reporting them […]

Register Now for Our August Spotted Lanternfly Webinar – Credits Available!

The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) is hosting a series of webinars to educate the green industry and environmental groups about Spotted Lanternfly. Organized as quarterly updates, these free webinars will provide attendees with the most current information about this invasive pest. Dates: Spring Update: 5/18/21 (Archive) Summer Update: 8/17/21 (Register now! http://bit.ly/MDARSLFAugust21) Fall […]

Free Invasive Insect Webinars

Are you a Mass Certified Arborist, a licensed pesticide applicator, or a Mass. Certified Landscape Professional looking for education credits? Do you just want to learn more about insects and nature this spring? UMass Extension is offering a series of free webinars about invasive insects to help you earn those credits! Several of the sessions […]

More information about the Asian giant hornet

By now, most people have realized that there is not much to be worried about regarding the Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia). Though it looks intimidating, and it preys on honey bees and other colonial insects, it has yet to be spotted outside of Washington state and Canada. We know that seeing lots of stories […]