Allentown Morning Call: Pennsylvania, federal officials jack up lanternfly spending 60 percent

This article mentions Penn State Extension as part of the federal-state-university partnership to combat the spotted lanternfly.

Allentown Morning Call: Penn State grant will enlist more soldiers in the war against the spotted lanternfly

This story quotes Julie Urban, research associate professor of entomology.

Allentown Morning Call: Record warm in February sows concern among fruit growers

Fruit trees can lose their hardiness during extended periods of above-normal temperatures during winter, leading to possible damage when temperatures drop, says Tara Baugher, tree fruit extension educator.

Allentown Morning Call: Scraping season -- Here's your chance to learn more about lanternflies

Horticulture extension educators Amy Korman and Emelie Swackhamer are quoted in this story.

Allentown Morning Call: Small group of volunteers having big impact on Lehigh Valley’s water resources

Erin Frederick, statewide coordinator for the Master Watershed Steward program, talks about the program's contributions to water quality in the Lehigh Valley.

Allentown Morning Call: Spotted lanternfly season has begun; 2020 could see ‘significant populations’

This article quotes Heather Leach, extension associate in entomology, and cites an economic impact study led by Jay Harper, professor of agricultural economics and director of the Fruit Research and Extension Center.

Allentown Morning Call: Spotting the spotted lanternfly -- Possible infested shipments from Lehigh Valley flagged once they get to New York

Emelie Swackhamer, horticulture extension educator, says the state's spotted lanternfly quarantine is helping prevent the pest from spreading. This story also appeared in the Wilkes-Barre Citizens' Voice, the Bradford Era and the Olean (N.Y.) Times Herald.

Allentown Morning Call: Spotted lanternfly DNA may hold key to eradication, researchers say

Recent research to sequence the spotted lanternfly’s genome could lead to more tools to fight the invasive pest, says Julie Urban, associate research professor of entomology.

Allentown Morning Call: State trying to gain upper hand against spotted lanternfly

Emelie Swackhamer, horticulture extension educator, is concerned that the spotted lanternfly seems to be spreading toward the Lehigh Valley's wine-grape production areas.

Allentown Morning Call: State's pipeline infrastructure task force submits final report

Dave Messersmith, educator on Extension's Marcellus Education Team and a member of the governor's natural-gas pipeline task force, comments on the unprecedented level of pipeline development in the state.

Allentown Morning Call: State announces grants for spotted lanternfly research

This story, which also appeared in the Wilkes-Barre Citizens' Voice, lists spotted lanternfly research to be carried out by Penn State with the support of new state grants.

Allentown Morning Call: Sticky tape meant to snare lanternflies also catching birds and squirrels

This article contains Penn State Extension recommendations for avoiding nontarget catches on sticky bands designed to trap spotted lanternflies and also quotes Heather Leach, extension associate in entomology.

Allentown Morning Call: Study aims to find out what makes ticks tick in Lehigh Valley

Louise Bugbee, extension educator and West Nile virus program coordinator in Lehigh County, comments about a study of ticks and Lyme disease that she is coordinating.

Allentown Morning Call: Take that -- Berks woman among foot soldiers battling the spotted lanternfly

This story quotes Emelie Swackhamer, horticulture extension educator.

Allentown Morning Call: That’s not mud on your yard furniture, but spotted lanternfly egg masses. Pennsylvania wants you to have no mercy.

Embedded in this story is a Penn State Extension "Learn Now" video produced by Don Seifrit, tree fruit extension educator, who shows how to destroy spotted lanternfly egg masses.

Allentown Morning Call: There’s a new, and some say better, spotted lanternfly trap that can be made at home

This article quotes Heather Leach, extension associate in entomology, and Emelie Swackhamer, horticulture extension educator.

Allentown Morning Call: The spotted lanternfly spring hatch is coming. Have the permits state officials require worked to quell the spread?

Heather Leach, extension associate in entomology, says the natural spread of the spotted lanternfly is 5-10 miles per year, and “everything outside of that is human-assisted spread.”

Allentown Morning Call: Trickle down effect -- Program trains volunteers to help preserve Valley's watershed

Erin Frederick, horticulture and natural resources extension educator, talks about the Master Watershed Stewards program, which is expanding in southeastern Pennsylvania to protect and restore local waterways.

Allentown Morning Call: Undercover garden

Karen Bernhard, extension program assistant in horticulture, is among experts quoted in this story offering tips for planning a garden.

Allentown Morning Call: USDA declares war on spotted lanternfly, will spend $17.5M

Emelie Swackhamer, horticulture extension educator, comments about what research is needed to better understand and control the spotted lanternfly.

Allentown Morning Call: Want to know about the pesky spotted lanternfly? Penn State Extension is hosting meetings to answer your questions

This coverage of a public meeting addressing spotted lanternfly infestations quotes Randy Fey, a Penn State Extension master gardener and watershed steward volunteer.

Allentown Morning Call: What's the buzz? Pennsylvania developing plan to help save the bees

Christina Grozinger, Distinguished Professor of Entomology and director of the Center for Pollinator Research, comments on the state's Pollinator Protection Plan, which she co-authored with colleagues from Penn State and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.

Allentown Morning Call: What makes spotted lanternflies tick? Researchers hope to learn

This coverage of a college-organized spotted lanternfly research tour in Berks County quotes Dennis Calvin, associate dean and director of special programs, and Tom Baker, distinguished professor of entomology and chemical ecology. The story also includes an embedded photo gallery of the tour.

Allentown Morning Call: What was that horrible smell in the Lehigh Valley Tuesday? DEP wants to know

Christi Graver, extension agricultural program coordinator in Northampton County, and John Berry, business management extension educator based in Lehigh County, comment about the possibility that an odor detected by local residents could be related to farming operations.

Allentown Morning Call: When it comes to pipeline easement offers, experts say read the fine print

Dave Messersmith, educator for the Penn State Extension Marcellus Education Team, talks about the effects natural-gas pipeline development can have on agricultural land.

Allentown Morning Call: Why we must teach farmers how to run a business

In this column, Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation President and CEO Don Cunningham highlights the Seed Farm, an agricultural incubator in which Penn State Extension is a partner.

Allentown Morning Call: With first spotting of spotted lanternfly eggs, let the next phase of eradication begin

Emelie Swackhamer, horticulture extension educator, provides information about how to identify and destroy spotted lanternfly eggs.

Allentown Morning Call: Your View by retired Penn State educator -- What I learned working with farmers in Benin, Africa

This op-ed was authored by John Berry, retired agricultural marketing extension educator.

Allied News, Grove City: Fungus-infecting virus could help track spread of white-nose syndrome in bats

Marilyn Roossinck, professor of plant pathology and environmental microbiology, says a virus found in the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome in bats might shed light on the disease's epidemiology.

Allied News, Grove City: New research confirms continued, unabated, large-scale amphibian declines

David Miller, assistant professor of wildlife population ecology, discusses the scope of a study that found evidence that the decline of amphibians is ongoing in the United States.

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