The Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) is still a threat, even despite the chill of winter. Knowing the SLF life cycle and understanding 200 Growing Degree Days (GDD) helps us determine how to proactively target the SLF. At this virtual event, we will train our eyes to spot SLF egg masses in the wild! Learn how to identify the Spotted Lanternfly's egg masses and discover steps you can take to reduce SLF's impact in Loudoun County.
Hard to See, but the Spotted Lanternfly is Still HerePart of VCE Loudoun Master Gardener's Free Virtual Lecture SeriesJanuary 12, 20237:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.Hosted by Loudoun County Public Library
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Speaker Bio: Beth Sastre has served Loudoun County growers as VCE Loudoun’s Commercial Horticulturalist for more than ten years. Her work experience includes horticulture, propagation, entomology, fungi microbiology, postharvest physiology, Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP), lab research, extension, and educational programs. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Agronomy from the Universidad Autonoma Agraria Antonio Narro (UAAAN-UL), and a Master’s Degree in Nutrition and Postharvest Physiology at the Food & Development Research Center (CIAD) in Hermosillo, MX.
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