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Bloomers is proud to introduce our customers to a new App by Dr. Allan Armitage. Dr. Armitage is well known as a writer, speaker and researcher throughout the world. Born and raised in Canada, he lived in Quebec and Ontario, then in East Lansing, Michigan and Athens, Georgia.
He has worked with landscape plants and greenhouse crops in the North and South, and travels from coast to coast and all parts in between sharing his passion for plants. He holds his B.Sc from McGill University in Montreal, otherwise known as The Harvard of the North, his M.Sc. from University of Guelph and his Ph.D. from Michigan State University.
His career has taken him all over the world, lecturing throughout United States and Canada, as well as many countries in Europe, South America, New Zealand and Australia. His knowledge has allowed him to write 16 books, countless academic papers and hundreds of articles for professionals and lay people alike. He has been honored for his achievements throughout he country – the respect from his colleagues is most impressive.
Public Service Announcement (PSA)
“Be on the Lookout for the Spotted Lanternfly”
The New Jersey Nursery & Landscape Association (NJNLA) has released a Public Service Announcement (PSA) video, “Be on the Lookout for the Spotted Lanternfly.” This PSA, produced by a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture Speciality Crop Block Grant Program, provides viewers with timely information on the identification, life cycle and potential spread of this devastating, invasive pest.
Earlier this week, the New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher announced that the New Jersey Department of Agriculture and United States Department of Agriculture personnel had confirmed the sighting of the Spotted Lanternfly in northern Mercer County in New Jersey earlier this month. There were two confirmed sightings in southern Warren County earlier this summer.
The sightings have led the State Department of Agriculture to quarantine the two affected counties as well as Hunterdon County, which is between Warren and Mercer counties, to prevent the spread of the Spotted Lanternfly.
“The Spotted Lanternfly is an excellent hitchhiker, with the ability to travel on all types of vehicles as well as various landscaping, wood-based materials and agricultural produce,” Fisher said. “It’s imperative that we stop the movement of this pest before it can make an impact on New Jersey.”
This PSA will help to inform both the general public and those working in the horticultural industry. The NJNLA requests your help in distributing this video. Click below to view, then click “share”, or simply forward this email.