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Monitoring for spotted lanternfly in Ontario

August 24, 2021  By Fruit and Vegetable

Spotted lanternfly is the latest on the list of invasive insect pests for Canadian grape growers to keep an eye on. First detected in Pennsylvania in 2014, the spotted lanternfly has expanded its range to include several other states; the pest’s ability to traverse large distances through egg masses on vehicles has Canadian pest experts concerned it will show up north of the border.

Karlie Haining, a summer student with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), discusses an OMAFRA trapping and monitoring initiative funded by Ontario Grape and Wine Research Inc. through the Marketing and Vineyard Improvement Program. |READ MORE

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