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Connecticut

Provides selected Connecticut resources from agencies and organizations with an interest in the prevention, control, or eradication of invasive species.

Spotlights

  • CAES Announces the Finding of Spotted Lanternfly in Southbury, Connecticut [PDF | 60 KB]

    • Oct 15, 2019
    • Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station.

    • The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) in cooperation with USDA APHIS Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) announce the detection of single live adult spotted lanternfly, Lycoma delicatula, in Southbury, CT. While no other spotted lanternflies were found upon surveying the immediate area, a live insect strongly suggests others may be present within easy transport from somewhere in the region. Additional surveys in the area are planned.

      The spotted lanternfly is an invasive sap-feeding planthopper that was discovered in Berks County, Pennsylvania in 2014. It is native to China, India, and Vietnam. It attacks many hosts and has the potential to severely impact Connecticut’s farm crops, particularly apples, grapes, and hops, as well as a number of tree species like maple. Early detection is important for the protection of Connecticut businesses and agriculture. The public is urged to report potential sightings of this invasive pest to ReportSLF@ct.gov. For more information, see the CAES Pest Alert (PDF | 1.9 MB).

  • Emerald Ash Borer in Connecticut

    • Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection.

    • The Emerald ash borer was first found in Connecticut during the week of July 16, 2012. Since that first find in Prospect, EAB has been found in many other parts of the state, particularly in towns in central and western Connecticut. DEEP, the CT Agricultural Experiment Station, USDA APHIS PPQ and the U.S. Forest Service are working together with local partners to slow the spread of the insect and to take steps to minimize its impact. This will be a long-term effort on the part of all involved.

  • Invasive and Potentially Invasive Plant Early Detection List

    • University of Connecticut. Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group.

    • These plants are known to be invasive or potentially invasive in Connecticut and are on Connecticut's list of Invasive and Potentially Invasive Plants. They are known to be present only in relatively low numbers at limited locations in Connecticut. These species should be considered for control and eradication efforts in the state when resources are available. If you find these species: Report your findings immediately to the CT Invasive Plant Coordinator at reportinvasives@uconn.edu.

  • Invasive Aquatic Plant Workshops

    • Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. Invasive Plant Program.

    • The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station Invasive Aquatic Plant Program (CAES IAPP) offers invasive aquatic plant workshops to interested groups. The intent of the workshops is to increase education and awareness.

State Specific Threats

Selected Resources

The section below contains highly relevant resources for this location, organized by source.

Partnership
Federal Government
State and Local Government
Academic
  • Connecticut Integrated Pest Management Program

    • University of Connecticut. College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources.

    • Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a sustainable and scientific approach to managing pests. IPM practitioners base decisions on information that is collected systematically as they integrate economic, environmental and social goals. This approach applies to any situation, agricultural or urban, and is flexible enough to accommodate the changing demands of agriculture, commerce and society.

      The University of Connecticut IPM Program staff members work directly with and provide educational outreach to commercial growers, natural area managers, groundskeepers, educators and the general public in Connecticut. In addition, they conduct research and offer extension programs in these areas: Fruit, Greenhouse, Invasive Species, IPM Curriculum, Nursery, Turf & Landscape and Vegetables.

  • Connecticut Mile-A-Minute Vine

    • University of Connecticut. Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture.

  • What We Do - Aquatic Invasive Species

    • University of Conecticut. Connecticut Sea Grant.