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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: 5/18/22 (Archive) Summer Update: 8/17/22 (Archive) Fall Update: 11/16/22 […]

Look-Alike Highlight: Cicada Killers vs Northern Giant Hornets

A cicada killer resting in the grass. Huge, scary looking wasps have started buzzing around gardens, sidewalks, and lawns. Are they northern giant hornets (aka Asian giant hornets, or “murder hornets”)? Probably not! These insects are cicada killers: native wasps that are only a minor nuisance, and are considered to be beneficial. Identification Dead cicada […]

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: 5/18/22 (Archive) Summer Update: 8/17/22 (Register now! bit.ly/MDARSLFWebAug22) Fall […]

EAB Update for July 2022

Emerald ash borer remains a pest of concern throughout the state. Since our last update in February 2022, 7 new municipalities in 4 different Massachusetts counties have been confirmed to have emerald ash borer. The communities are as follows: Bristol County: Dartmouth Lakeville Franklin County: Northfield Middlesex County: Burlington Worcester County: Blackstone New Braintree Paxton […]

Surveying for Spotted Lanternfly

What’s being done about the spotted lanternfly found in Massachusetts last summer?

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 […]