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New ASEV Webinar Series on Invasive Pests Starts June 3

ASEV is pleased to offer a webinar series on invasive pests starting June 3, noon to 1:00 pm (PDT). Speakers will present information on new and re-emerging invasive vineyard pests in North American grape production.

Heather LeachHeather Leach, an extension associate with a focus in entomology at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, will launch the series by discussing the impact of the spotted lanternfly in Northeastern vineyards. Furthermore, she will review its biology and identification, the risk of its establishment on the West Coast and how to best manage it.

The spotted lanternfly is an invasive planthopper that was first discovered in the U.S. in 2014 in Pennsylvania. Since its introduction, it has spread to six states and has caused considerable damage to agricultural and ornamental plants. The most impacted agricultural commodity to date is grapevines. Spotted lanternflies feeding in vineyards can cause significant yield losses or vine death.

The 1-hour webinar is free to ASEV members and $50 for non-members.

The Invasive Pests webinar series will include:

  • June 3 | Noon – 1:00 pm (PDT)
    Impact of the New Invasive Pest, Spotted Lanternfly, in Northeastern Vineyards
    Heather Leach, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park 
  • July 2 | Noon – 1:00 pm (PDT)
    Fruit Flies and Their Role in Causing Sour Rot
    Megan Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • October 22 | Noon – 1:00 pm (PDT)
    Lifecycle Modeling and the Impacts of Climate Change
    Gwen-Alyn Hoheisel, Washington State University, Prosser
  • November 12 | Noon – 1:00 pm (PST)
    Invasive Species Response: Lessons from the European Grapevine Moth Collaborative Program​
    Monica Cooper, University of California, Cooperative Extension, Napa County