Spotted lanternfly (SLF) is an invasive insect from Asia currently found in southeastern Pennsylvania (PA) and some neighboring states. This pest threatens important agricultural commodities including grape, hardwood, fruit trees, landscape and nursery industries that contribute $19-25 billion dollars annually to PA’s economy.
The PA Department of Agriculture issued a Spotted Lanternfly Order of Quarantine and Treatment to stop the movement of SLF to new areas within or outside of the quarantine, and to slow its spread within the quarantine. All residents and businesses must comply with the regulations. Currently, the following counties are under quarantine:
All agricultural and non-agricultural businesses, agencies, and organizations working within the quarantine, which move products, vehicles or other conveyances within or out of the quarantine are required to obtain an SLF permit. Businesses located in SLF infested areas of other states must also have a permit if traveling or transporting goods into PA.
Owners, supervisors, or managers designated by the business should complete the training.
Training classes are being offered free of charge to those with no or limited internet access. The classes will consist of a pre-recorded training session followed by a 20-question exam. A score of 70% (14/20) is required to pass and to receive a permit.
To register for the course, please contact 717-787-5674 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring classes are offered on the following dates:
|3/2/2020||9-11 am||Schuylkill PSU County Ext. Office||1202 Ag Center Dr||Pottsville|
|3/3/2020||9-11 am||Cumberland PSU Co. Ext. Office||310 Allen Road Suite 601||Carlisle|
|3/18/2020||9-11 am||Berks PSU Co. Ext. Office||1238 County Welfare Rd||Leesport|
|3/23/2020||2-4 pm ||Bucks PSU Co. Ext. Office||1282 Almshouse Rd Bld K||Doylestown|
|3/27/2020||1-3 pm||Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center||93 MacKenzie Rd||Covington Twp|
|4/6/2020||9-11 am||Chester County Ext||601 Westtown Road, Suite 370||West Chester|
|4/6/2020||9-11 am||Northumberland County Ext||443 Plum Creek Rd||Sunbury|
|4/14/2020||9-11 am||Dauphin County Ag Center||1451 Peters Mt Road||Dauphin|
|4/17/2020||9-11 am||Luzerne County Ext||16 Luzerne Ave Suite 200||West Pittston|
|4/20/2020||1-3 pm||Columbia County Ext||702 Sawmill Road, Suite 102||Bloomsburg|
|4/21/2020||10 am-12 pm||Lebanon County Ext||2120 Cornwall Rd||Lebanon|
|4/22/2020||1-3 pm||Lancaster Farm & Home Center||1383 Arcadia Rd ||Lancaster|
|4/30/2020||10 am-12 pm||Monroe County Ext||724 Phillips St. #201||Stroudsburg|
|5/6/2020||2-4 pm||Lancaster - Daniel's Farm Store||324 Glenbrook Rd||Leola|
|5/8/2020||9-11 am||Lehigh County Ext||4184 Dorney Park Rd||Allentown|
|5/12/2020||9-11 am||York County Ext||112 Pleasant Acres Rd||York|
|5/18/2020||1-3 pm||Montgomery County Ext||1015 Bridge Rd|
|5/20/2020||9-11 am||Delaware County Ext||20 Papermill Rd||Springfield|
|5/26/2020||2-4 pm||Northampton Gracedale Nursing Home||2 Gracedale Ave||Nazareth|