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Spotted Lanternfly Permit Training

by Penn State Extension

Jul 29, 2019
Spotted Lanternfly

SLF Permit required in the following counties:

Berks, Bucks, Chester, Carbon, Dauphin, Delaware, Monroe, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Northampton, Montgomery, Philadelphia and Schuylkill

The Spotted Lanternfly (SLF), an invasive planthopper, was discovered in Berks County, Pennsylvania in 2014. It is native to China, India, Vietnam, and was also introduced to Korea where it has become a major pest. This insect has the potential to greatly impact the stone fruit, grape, hops and logging industries. Damage to blueberries, basil, cucumbers and horseradish has also been observed.

On May 26, 2018, a new Spotted Lanternfly Order of Quarantine and Treatment was published in the PA Bulletin. The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) established the quarantine order to stop this pest from moving out of the currently affected area. PDA is also working to minimize the movement of SLF within the quarantine area, by deterring the movement of SLF on materials, equipment, vehicles, etc. from high population areas into areas with low to no populations.

All residents and businesses must comply with the regulations. A SLF permit is required for businesses working within the quarantine which move products, vehicles or other conveyances within or out of the quarantine.

Owners, supervisors, or managers designated by the business should complete the training. This person will be   responsible to train employees on what to look for and how to safeguard against moving spotted lanternfly. The department encourages everyone, even those who do not need a permit, to take advantage of training.

Training classes are being offered free of charge. 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.

Registration is required. To register, contact the PA Dept. of Ag., at 717- 787-5674 or [email protected].

DateTimeLocationAddressCity
8/15/20199-11 amBerks PSU Co. Ext. Office1238 County Welfare RdLeesport
8/15/20199-11 amLancaster Farm & Home Center1383 Arcadia RdLancaster
8/20/20199-11 amMontgomery PSU Co. Ext. Office1015 Bridge RdCollegeville
8/22/20199-11 amDauphin County Ag Center1451 Peters Mt RoadDauphin
8/26/20199-11 amBucks PSU Co. Ext. Office1282 Almshouse Rd Bld KDoylestown
9/3/20196-8 pmLebanon PSU Co. Ext. Office2120 Cornwall RdLebanon
9/5/20191-3 pmBerks PSU Co. Ext. Office1238 County Welfare RdLeesport
9/9/20197-9 pmDaniel’s Farm Store324 Glenbrook RdLeola
9/11/20191-3 pmMontgomery PSU Co. Ext. Office1015 Bridge RdCollegeville
9/19/20199-11 amChester PSU Co. Ext. Office601 Westtown RdWest Chester
9/23/20191-3 pmLancaster Farm & Home Center1383 Arcadia RdLancaster
10/3/20191-3 pmDauphin County Ag Center1451 Peters Mt RoadDauphin
10/7/20199-11 amSmedley Park Environ. Center20 Paper Mill RdSpringfield
10/9/20199-11 amDaniel’s Farm Store324 Glenbrook RdLeola
10/15/20191-3 pmBerks PSU Co. Ext. Office1238 County Welfare RdLeesport
10/17/20199-11 amLebanon PSU Co. Ext. Office2120 Cornwall RdLebanon
10/21/20196-8 pmMontgomery PSU Co. Ext. Office1015 Bridge RdCollegeville
10/23/20191-3 pmLancaster Farm & Home Center1383 Arcadia RdLancaster
10/29/20199-11 amLehigh PSU Co. Ext. Office4184 Dorney Park RdAllentown
10/31/20199-11 amSchuylkill PSU Co. Ext. Office1202 Ag Center DrPottsville
11/4/20191-3 pmDaniel’s Farm Store324 Glenbrook RdLeola
11/14/20199-11 amMontgomery PSU Co. Ext. Office1015 Bridge RdCollegeville
11/18/20199-11 amDauphin County Ag Center1451 Peters Mt RoadDauphin
11/20/20199-11 amGracedale Nursing Home2 Gracedale AveNazareth
11/26/20191-3 pmBerks PSU Co. Ext. Office1238 County Welfare RdLeesport
11/27/20199-11 amDaniel’s Farm Store324 Glenbrook RdLeola
12/2/20191-3 pmMontgomery PSU Co. Ext. Office1015 Bridge RdCollegeville
12/10/201910am-12 pmPerry PSU Co. Ext. Office8 S Carlisle StNew Bloomfield
12/12/20191-3 pmLebanon PSU Co. Ext. Office2120 Cornwall RdLebanon
12/16/20191-3 pmBucks PSU Co. Ext. Office1282 Almshouse Rd Bld KDoylestown
12/18/20199-11 amLancaster Farm & Home Center1383 Arcadia RdLancaster

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