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Jun 3, 2020
Webinar: ‘Spotted Lanternfly – A Threat to California Winegrapes’ set

Three California wine industry organizations will join forces to present a webinar: “Spotted Lanternfly – A Threat to CA Winegrapes on June 11, from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. PST.

The spotted lanternfly (SLF) is an invasive insect from Asia that was first found in Pennsylvania in 2014. The spotted lanternfly can decimate entire grape vineyards and damage fruit orchards, hops, walnuts, hardwoods, and landscape trees.

While the SLF has not yet reached California, officials at California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) are already engaged and the Pierce’s Disease and Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter. SLF as been identified as a threat to California winegrapes.

This webinar is co-hosted by the California Association of Winegrape Growers, Wine Institute, and Family Winemakers of California.
CDFA will provide an overview of SLF efforts in California, detection and regulatory possibilities, and how growers can be on the lookout for this invasive pest.
Presenting will be Matt Kaiser, senior environmental scientist, CDFA and Andrew R. Cline, assistant drector of the Plant Health and Pest Prevention Services Division and acting statewide coordinator for the Pierce’s Disease Control Program of CDFA

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