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USDA strategizes spotted lanternfly attack

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is strengthening efforts to reduce the spread of spotted lanternfly over the next five years. Michigan State University Extension fruit educator Nikki Rothwell tells Brownfield the invasive pest has been found in 14 states since first detected in 2014.... Read More.

Spotted Lantern Fly confirmed in Michigan

Spotted Lantern Fly has been confirmed along the Michigan/Ohio border. Entomologists say the invasive species could damage at least 70 different crops in the state, with grapes, hops, and apples at higher risk. The pest was found on June 17th in monitoring traps set... Read More.