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Plants, Pests & Diseases
Wednesday, September 9, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Back to School with Plants »
The National Initiative for Consumer Horticulture (NICH) has produced the shareable infographic, #PlantsDoThat Insid...
Thursday, March 19, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
PLNA Member SLF Survey Shows Nurseries Hardest Hit »
ANNVILLE – In late February PLNA sent a survey to all members within the spotted lanternfly (SLF) quarantine area, then li...
Tuesday, March 17, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Expanded to 12 additional Counties »
HARRISBURG - On March 4, 2020 the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) expanded the Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) quara...
Sunday, December 15, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Researchers Hope New Shot Will Prevent Lyme Disease »
BOSTON - Recently, scientists from the publicly funded non-profit MassBiologics announced that they are ready to begin h...
Friday, October 18, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Controlled Plant and Noxious Weed Committee Bans Five Plant Species, Tables Three »
HARRISBURG – The Controlled Plant and Noxious Weed Committee (CPNWC) of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) b...
Monday, October 14, 2019   (1 Comment - view/add)
Up to 120 Plant Species to be Considered for Regulation in Pennsylvania »
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Invasive Species Council (PISC) is considering recommending that as many as 120 plants ident...
Friday, September 13, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
PDA Offering Spotted Lanternfly Permit Classes in 14 Counties »
HARRISBURG - In an effort to help Pennsylvania businesses more easily navigate the permitting process, the Pennsylvania De...
Friday, May 31, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Department of Agriculture Advises Consumers to Discard Triple Action Neem Oil »
Harrisburg, PA – On May 10, 2019, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture today notified consumers that laboratory t...
Monday, May 13, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
PDA Lists Four Plant Species as Noxious Weeds »
HARRISBURG - On April 25, the Controlled Plant and Noxious Weed Committee of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (P...
Tuesday, August 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tick, Mosquito and Flea Borne Diseases at All Time High »
For an industry that spends most of its time outside, the increase in diseases caused by ticks, mosquitos and fleas should...
Friday, June 22, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
BMPs for Prevention Management of the Spread of Spotted Lanternfly »
  The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) has been working with various industries to look at best manag...
Friday, February 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NOW is the Best Time to Help Prevent the Spread of Spotted Lanternfly »
On November 3, the PA Department of Agriculture expanded the Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) quarantine area from municipal level...
Tuesday, February 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
USDA Announces $17.5 Million for Spotted Lanternfly »
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that it is awarding $17.5 million in emergency funding to...
Tuesday, January 2, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tennessee institutes Quarantine on incoming Boxwood and Related Materials »
The Tennessee Department of Agriculture has instituted a Boxwood Blight quarantine at the request of production nurseries...
Monday, November 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
PDA Needs Landscape Contractors to Help with Spotted Lanternfly Control »
The Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) has invaded six Southeast Pennsylvania countie s and threatens to spread across Pennsylvan...
Monday, May 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
State Pesticide BMP's for Pollinators out for Review »
HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania  Department of Agriculture last week released a draft of its recommended best managemen...
Monday, May 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
AmericanHort Warns: Milkweeds and Systemic Insecticides? Please Don’t! »
There’s a chain email making its way around the country, forwarded by garden enthusiasts up in arms over the allegation th...
Sunday, April 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Expands to Three Additional Townships in Bucks, Chester Counties »
HARRISBURG  – Three more townships are now part of the 74 municipalities across six Pennsylvania counties that are qu...
Monday, December 12, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Spotted Lanternfly Spotted in More Municipalities »
HARRISBURG – The discovery of the Spotted Lanternfly in 25 additional municipalities across southeastern Pennsylvania is c...
Tuesday, September 20, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Spotted Lanternfly Found in Six Additional Municipalities »
HARRISBURG – Over the past month 14 municipalities in currently-infested counties have been added to Pennsylvania’s Spotte...
Friday, September 2, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Study: Neonics Pose Little Risk to Pollinators »
PULLMAN, WA - A recently released study conducted by Washington State University (WSU) found that neonicotinoids (neonics)...
Wednesday, August 10, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
USDA Announces Projects to Study Pollinator Health and Downy Mildew »
WASHINGTON D.C. - USDA announced funding for two projects of interest to the green industry under the Specialty Crop Resea...
Tuesday, July 12, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
PDA Expands Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine »
HARRISBURG - On June 23, State Department of Agriculture officials announced that the Spotted Lanternfly quarantine has be...
Wednesday, June 29, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
PDA Issues Boxwood Blight Quarantine »
On June 25, 2016, PDA imposed a quarantine on areas where boxwood blight is found. This quarantine could affect nurseries,...
Wednesday, June 1, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Spotted Lanternfly Hatches Begin »
BERKS COUNTY – PDA staff have observed the first hatches of spotted lanternfly in Berks County on May 12. The spotted lant...
Wednesday, June 1, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
PDA Releases Pamphlet on Palmer Amaranth, Waterhemp »
HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture released a pamphlet on two new invasive weeds in Pennsylvania, Pal...
Thursday, May 5, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Maryland Invasive Plants Regulations Take Effect »
Maryland invasive plant regulations were published in the April 1 Maryland Register and took effect April 11. These regu...
Tuesday, May 3, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
PDA Seeks Comments on Green Industry BMP’s for Palmer Amaranth »
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has asked PLNA to comment on a draft of best management practices...
Thursday, March 31, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
PDA, Extension Give Tips for Handling Woody Debris with Spotted Lanternfly »
HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and Penn State Extension have released a fact sheet on how to hand...
Tuesday, March 29, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ligurian Leafhopper Invades Pa. Greenhouse »
HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) has reported a n infestation of Ligurian leafhopper ( Eupter...
Tuesday, March 29, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Allium Leaf Miner Discovered in Lancaster »
LANCASTER - The Allium leafminer (ALM) has been discovered in onion crops on an organic farm in Lancaster County. This i...
Wednesday, March 2, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ag Department Warns of Boxwood Blight During Spring Cleanups »
HARRISBURG - Boxwood Blight is a fungal disease which affects the Buxus genus and several other plant genera. Leaf spott...
Wednesday, March 2, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Maryland Bans Some Invasive Plants, Requires Warning Labels on Others »
ANNAPOLIS - The Maryland Department of Agriculture published a regulation on February 5 (go to page 284) that would crea...
Wednesday, November 18, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Spotted Lanternfly Now Found in Portions of Four PA Counties »
HARRISBURG - The spotted lanternfly has now been found in one additional municipality in Berks County; an additional towns...
Wednesday, October 7, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Fall Cleanup Reminder: Keep Spotted Lanternfly from Spreading »
   It's time for fall cleanup which means removal of outdoor items that could be harboring Spotted Lanternfly...

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