The Spotted Lanternfly menace is laying eggs for 2024

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The Virginia Cooperative Extension Service notes that the Spotted Lanternfly has become well established in Clarke, Frederick, Page, Shenandoah, and Warren Counties.

The insect is in its egg laying stage now and the need to eradicate the insect is essential.

The adult Spotted Lantern Fly will create a major threat to area vineyards and other plants and trees.

The Virginia Cooperative Extension Service reminds us that you no longer have to report sightings of the insect just kill them and their egg masses.

Information on managing the insect on your property is available here.

Pictures of the insect and its egg masses out of Frederick County are found here.

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VA. Cooperative Extension extends a deadline

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Due to bad weather the deadline for new livestock members to enroll in either 4-H or FFA has been extended to Feb. 10 in Shenandoah County.

4-H/FFA Exhibitors must enroll by that deadline to show livestock at the 2021 Shenandoah County Fair.

Call the Shenandoah County Office of Virginia Cooperative Extension at (540) 459-6140 for more information.

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