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Spotted Lanternfly Training Course for Christmas Tree Growers in Maryland, West Virginia and Virginia.
9AM-12PM
September 10, 2021
MidAtlantic Farm Credit
125 Prosperity Drive, Winchester, VA 22602
Sponsored by:
Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services, Christmas Tree Promotion Board, Virginia Tech
Category 90-91 Pesticide Recertification Credits are available for this Course
Agenda
9:00 – Introduction to the Spotted Lanternfly Training Course

Kyle Peer, Superintendent Reynold Homestead FRRC, Christmas Tree Extension Specialist Virginia Tech

9:15 – Phenology, Identification, and IPM of the Spotted Lanternfly
Eric Day, Manager of the Insect Identification Lab, Virginia Tech
10:00 – Current Range Map and Response
Mark Sutphin, Extension Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Horticulture, Frederick County
10:30 BREAK
10:45 Resources for Christmas Tree Growers
Kyle Peer, Superintendent Reynold Homestead FRRC, Christmas Tree Extension Specialist Virginia Tech

11:00 Spotted Lanternfly Look-alikes
Theresa Dellinger, Insect Identification Lab. Virginia Tech
11:15 Regulatory Updates
Kyle Rhodes, Spotted Lanternfly Crew Supervisor, Va. Dept. of Agriculture and
Consumer Services
12:00 Wrap up and Questions

This is no fee for this workshop but registration is recommended.
To register or for additional information contact: Kyle Peer, krpeer@vt.edu, 276-694-4135