• By Phyllis Smith
  • Posted Monday, December 19, 2022

The Spotted Lanternfly: A Threat to North Carolina

Since its introduction in 2014, counties in Pennsylvania and surrounding states are under quarantine due to the devastating impact of Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) on native trees and ornamentals, orchards, vineyards, businesses, parks, and outdoor venues. In North Carolina, the SLF was recently detected in Forsyth and Guilford Counties. With the knowledge we now possess, we have the chance to stay one-step ahead and avoid the economic losses experienced by other states.

Join experts from the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and N.C. Cooperative Extension, Forsyth County Center, to acquire the skills and expertise to stop this threat. Earn Professional Development Credits and watch a Detector Dog at work!

Wednesday, January 11, 2023 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. In person at N.C. Cooperative Extension, Forsyth County Center, 1450 Fairchild Road, Winston-Salem.

Professional development credits are available in the following areas:

  • NC Pesticide Applicator: 3.0, G, L, N, O, D, and X
  • NC Landscape Contractors: 3.0, Landscaping
  • NC Environmental Education Certification: Criteria II, III, and Continuing Education
Registration is required at https://go.ncsu.edu/the-spotted-lanterfly-a-threat-to-north-carolina

Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made at least 10 days prior to the event by contacting Kim Gressley, County Extension Director, at 336.703.2850 or ksgressl@ncsu.edu

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