The spotted #lanternfly, which recently was discovered for the first time in the United States in Berks County, was one of several invasive insect pests discussed by experts during a forum sponsored by U.S. Rep. Glenn "GT" Thompson on Feb. 5. Richard Roush, dean of Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, gave an overview of problems caused by invasive insects, diseases and weeds. http://ht.ly/Y7Dla
Invasive species, such as gypsy moth and emerald ash borer, have had devastating effects on Pennsylvania's forests, and the keys to combatting these threats are active management, collaboration and research, according to U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson. Thompson made his remarks during a forum on invasive forest species that he sponsored Feb. 5 on Penn State's University Park campus.
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