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Nightmare in the Vineyard: Mischief by the Spotted Lanternfly
October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
In the never-ending stream of invasive species arriving in our land, the Spotted Lanternfly is on the move in Maryland and throughout the eastern United States. In this virtual (zoom) program, we will learn how the Spotted Lanternfly arrived in the US, how it spreads, where it is found, and its threats to crops, gardens, and landscapes. We will discuss the biology and ecology of spotted lanternfly and discover how Mother Nature is pushing back on this alien invader. Discover what you can do to stop the spread of the Spotted Lanternfly and how you can put a beat-down on this pest in your landscape.
Speaker Bio: Mike Raupp is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Maryland. His professional and extension achievements include more than 250 publications and 1300 presentations. A regular guest on NPR and PBS, Mike has appeared on all major television and radio networks in this country and several abroad with luminaries including Jay Leno, Hoda Kotb, Robin Roberts, and Kojo Nnamdi. His “Bug of the Week” website, www.bugoftheweek.com and Youtube channel www.youtube.com/user/
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