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Spotted Lanternfly Permit Training for Businesses: Pennsylvania

Spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that can damage many crops. Learn best practices to stop its spread. Businesses operating in the quarantine zone must have permits to move equipment and goods within and out of the zone.

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Spotted Lanternfly Permit Training for Businesses: Pennsylvania - Online Courses
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Sections: 3
Length: 2 hours
Language: English
Note: When you register for this course, you will need to enter the legal name of your company or agency and the number of company vehicles requiring PDA permits.
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Description

Spotted lanternfly, an invasive species first discovered in 2014 in Berks County, Pennsylvania, has the potential to cause considerable damage to many valuable crops in Pennsylvania and beyond.

To stop its spread, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture issued a quarantine for counties where the presence of this pest has been confirmed. Businesses operating in the quarantine zone must have permits to move equipment and goods within and out of the zone. Unsure if your business or organization is required to carry permits? Check our online article 乐动体育注册for more information and examples of who is required to obtain a permit.

Penn State Extension and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture have developed this self-paced, online course to train designated employees how to comply with the quarantine. This course will teach the designated employees what they need to know about the spotted lanternfly through short, informative videos. They will learn the spotted lanternfly lifecycle and how to identify each life stage, what it likes to eat, and where it likes to lay its eggs. They will also learn how to find and destroy spotted lanternflies and their egg masses, best practices for working in the quarantine zone, and the best ways to eliminate spotted lanternfly from their property.

There are three sections in the course. Each section has a quiz at the end. Students will need to achieve a score greater than 70% on the quizzes in order to pass this course.

Once a designated employee passes this course, his or her company will receive spotted lanternfly permits for company vehicles. The designated employee must train fellow employees to work in the quarantine zone without inadvertently spreading these insects and endangering agriculture and commerce. Downloadable training materials in English and Spanish are available in the course; they include PowerPoint presentations and fact sheets.

If you have questions about registering for this course, go to Penn State Extension Contact Us.

If you have questions about the permitting process, email the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture: slfpermit@pa.gov.

Who is this for?

This is a “train the trainer” course to train designated employees -­ usually an owner, manager, or supervisor - ­ within a company on how to comply with the quarantine regulations. The designated employee must then train fellow employees.

What will you learn?

乐动体育注册You will learn how to:

  • understand the importance of stopping spotted lanternfly
  • outline the lifecycle and habits of spotted lanternfly
  • understand why there is a quarantine zone and how it works
  • find and destroy spotted lanternfly
  • implement best practices to follow as you work in the quarantine zone

Instructors

Entomology Integrated Pest Management Lycorma delicatula (Spotted Lanternfly)

More by Amy Korman 

Silviculture Forest Ecology Forest Health Structural Forest Habitat Management Bioenergy and Bioproducts Biomass Crops

More by Sarah Wurzbacher 

Horticulture Diagnosis of Plant Problems Lycorma delicatula (spotted lanternfly) Estimating and Bidding for Landscape Installation Green Infrastructure

More by Emelie Swackhamer 

Dana Rhodes

Sydney Fink

Reviews

Helpful

It is very good idea to learn and know about lantern fly.
Review by Misgina / (POSTED ON 10/17/2019)

Excellent

It’s good to know about harmful insect
Review by Narad / (POSTED ON 9/10/2019)

乐动体育注册Thorough course layout

Perfectly put together course material
Review by Gerald / (POSTED ON 7/3/2019)

very informative

great info, good instruction, made simple to understand, good instructors.
Review by Bill / (POSTED ON 6/13/2019)

乐动体育注册Great Training Provided

A necessary step in SE and Central Pennsylvania. Great training around origin, stages and most importantly what to do.
Review by Richard / (POSTED ON 5/30/2019)

乐动体育注册Interesting and Informative

The course was easy to understand and very informative. Was very interesting to learn of this invasive insect and how to destroy or prevent the spreading of them.
Thanks
Review by Blake / (POSTED ON 5/28/2019)

Perfect information to understood.

The training help to protect wehicle and land from lanternfly. How to clean with speshial staff.
Review by Galina / (POSTED ON 5/20/2019)

乐动体育注册Helpful course with really great detailed videos and presentations

Well presented course, easy to get an idea of what it wanted the trainer to learn. Perfectly explain how to observe the insect & what steps take to prevent it. Also gave an info of how, when, where to report about the situation
Review by Dilmurod / (POSTED ON 5/20/2019)

good visuals

Above average presentation. Very good information to help in training. Very good visuals to help ID the bug and find the eggs.
Review by marty / (POSTED ON 5/14/2019)

Well done!

Well done and easy to follow information.
Review by Philip / (POSTED ON 5/6/2019)

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