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Spotted Lantern Fly Distribution (updated)

Tim Weigle, Team Leader, Statewide Grape IPM Specialist
Lake Erie Regional Grape Program

May 21, 2019

Spotted Lanternfly Update

While there are currently no known infestations in New York State we continue to find spotted lanternfly (SLF) hitchhiking into New York State.  As you can see in the map below, SLF has been reported in 11 New York counties.  Because there are no know infestation our current management strategy is based on proper identification and reporting   The current life stage(s) to be vigilant for are egg masses (photo).  Spotted lanternfly appear to be willing to lay their eggs on any surface so it is important to be vigilant in inspecting anything coming out of the quarantined areas.  First instar nymphs will be emerging soon and can be identified by the white spots on their black bodies.

For those of you who do business in the quarantine zone it is important that you comply with the NYS External Quarantine that has been put in place.  If you stop for an extended amount of time in the quarantine zone you must acquire a SLF permit.  A permit is not required if you just stop for gas, have a roadside emergency or if you just drive through the quarantine zone.  New York does not currently have a permitting process and are using the permit provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.   To obtain a permit you should visit the Spotted Lanternfly Permit Training for Businesses web page  The training is free and takes about 2 hours to complete.  According to the website, a permit provides evidence that you have completed training on how to follow the rules of a quarantine order, and you agree to do all you can to ensure that you are not carry SLF.  After completing the training you will receive a tag for your vehicle(s) that show you have the SLF permit from the PDA>

If you are traveling to any of the external quarantine areas (blue counties on the map) on other than business you do not need a permit but you are still required to comply with the NYS External Quarantine.  Information on the external quarantine can be found at

Spotted Lantern Fly Distribution Map (jpg; 1168KB)

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Save the Date- 2020 Winter Grape Grower Conference

Thursday, March 19, 2020
SUNY Fredonia William's Center
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Loaner Sensor Program

The loaner sensor program is an outreach program designed to introduce interested growers to the technology developed by the Efficient Vineyard researchers. It involves a technician from the Lake Erie Regional Grape Program coming out to the farm to install or attach scanners and computers to existing equipment. The subsequent data collection is then completed during normal activity such as pesticide spraying. Once the data is collected it can be sent back to researchers to generate a prescription map. The DualEM soil sensor requires a technician to operate so if you would like to have a soil scan done of your vineyard, please contact the Portland, NY Cornell Extension office and make an appointment.

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