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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 […]

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 […]

EAB update for July 2021

Emerald ash borer remains a pest of concern throughout the state. As of July 1st 2021, 5 new municipalities in 3 different Massachusetts counties have been confirmed to have emerald ash borer. The communities are as follows: Bristol County: Attleborough Essex County: Groveland Peabody Middlesex County: Bedford North Reading This brings the total number of […]

Is that an Asian longhorned beetle on my window screen?

This time of year, when insects are most active, you may start seeing some suspicious beetles with very long antennae, and your mind may jump to Asian longhorned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis, “ALB”). Every June we get reports from people who see beetles like this crawling up the screens on their windows and doors, especially if […]

Asian giant hornet? Probably not!

The emergence of wasps and hornets this spring means a lot of Massachusetts residents are once again worried about the Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia). Despite the stories in the media, there is still little to fear about this invasive insect in Massachusetts. Asian giant hornet has still only been found in Washington State and […]

Register Now for Our Spotted Lanternfly Webinar Series! 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: (Register now at: http://bit.ly/MDARSLFMay21) Summer Update: 8/17/21 Fall […]

National Invasive Species Awareness Week

Every year, the North American Invasive Species Management Association  hosts National Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW). This year, NISAW has been split into two events, with an Information and Advocacy Session February 22-26. The week will feature a series of daily webinars covering a variety of topics, from management priorities to plant health. The Massachusetts […]

Emerald ash borer update: February 2021

Emerald ash borer  remains a pest of concern throughout the state. As of February 1, 2021, 6 new municipalities in 6 different Massachusetts counties have been confirmed to have emerald ash borer. The communities are as follows: Bristol County North Attleborough Essex County Merrimac Hampden County Holland Hampshire County Chesterfield Norfolk County Quincy Worcester County […]

Update on Spotted Lanternfly Tracking Efforts

Wondering what’s being done this year to combat the spread of spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula, “SLF”) in Massachusetts? You can read this brief article from UMass Amherst Extension that details the survey and trapping efforts that are currently underway. While SLF is not yet established in Massachusetts, the increased number of finds in 2020 are […]