Join the VCE Loudoun Master Gardeners on Thursday, February 3, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. for the virtual lecture: "Spotted Lanternfly: Almost Everything You Need to Know" with Beth Sastre, Commercial Horticulturist, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Loudoun County. Learn about the Spotted Lanternfly biology and what is at risk with its arrival. Beth will detail what the public can do to mitigate risks and help control its spread.
Beth is originally from Mexico; she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Agronomy with a minor in Horticulture and a Master’s Degree in Human Nutrition and Postharvest Physiology. Beth worked for Mexico’s government programs SOLIDARIDAD and SEDESOL, focusing on supporting marginalized farmers; also conducted research and extension education for five years.
In 1999 Beth came to the U.S.A. and for 10 years worked as full-time mom, then started a gardening business. In February 2013 she joined the Loudoun County Government. Her work experience includes horticulture, propagation, entomology, fungi microbiology, postharvest physiology, Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP), Food Safety Implementation Act -Produce Safety Alliance (FSMA-PSA), lab research, integrated pest management (IPM), Local Food Systems, extension and educational programs.
This event is in partnership with and hosted by Loudoun County Public Libraries.
For more information view the flyer (PDF).