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 CDFA are already engaged and the Pierce’s Disease and Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter Board has designated the SLF as a threat to CA winegrapes. Join CAWG, Wine Institute, and Family Winemakers of CA for a webinar on Thursday, June 11th at 10:00am where 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 Dr. Matt Kaiser, Senior Environmental Scientist, CDFA and Dr. Andrew R. Cline, Assistant Director of the Plant Health and Pest Prevention Services Division and Acting Statewide Coordinator for the Pierce’s Disease Control Program of CDFA This webinar is co-hosted by the California Association of Winegrape Growers, Wine Institute, and Family Winemakers of California. We welcome and encourage all members of the wine industry to join us. Register HERE.