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Spotted Lanternfly

Spotted Lanternfly

Both nymphs and adults of spotted lanternfly cause damage when they feed, sucking sap from stems and leaves. This can reduce
photosynthesis, weaken the plant, and eventually contribute to the plant’s death.

By May 23, 2016 Read More →
Canada Thistle

Canada Thistle

Canada thistle is a perennial thistle that grows from 1.5 to 5 feet tall. It displaces native vegetation, lowering plant and animal diversity. It also poses an economic threat to farmers and ranchers, reducing crop yields and pasture productivity.

By May 13, 2015 Read More →
European crane fly

European crane fly

Commodity:

Hayfields, pastures, turf grass, vegetable, and small fruit crops

First sighting:

Erie and Niagara (2004)

Impacts:

Larvae (leatherjackets) feed on roots of hay, pastures, turf grass, sugar beets, turnips, carrots damaging growth of the plants
Larvae also emerge to feed on stems and grass blades on damp warm nights
Damage can also occur on golf greens from birds pecking out the larvae during the spring
*SOURCE: NYIS.INFO

By October 22, 2014 Read More →
Swede Midge

Swede Midge

The swede midge is a small, light brown fly that negatively impacts many vegetable crops. The adult females lay about 100 eggs throughout their short lifetime of 1 to 4 days.

By October 22, 2014 Read More →
Spotted Wing Drosophila

Spotted Wing Drosophila

Spotted wing drosophila (SWD), Drosophila suzukii, is an insect pest of economically valuable small fruit and tree fruit crops. Known in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest since about 2009, this species now appears to be established in many fruit growing regions around the country. Growers and researchers are working together to implement effective pest control strategies.

By October 22, 2014 Read More →