Study looks at how dogs can help fight the spread of spotted lanternflies

Sally Dickinson and her trained detection dog, Flint, search a vineyard in Winchester for spotted lanternfly egg masses. They are beginning to recruit other people with their dogs to do the same. It’s a four-year project funded by the USDA. (Credit: Luke Hayes/Virginia Tech)

The invasive spotted lanternfly continues to spread throughout Virginia, threatening vineyards. Researchers are training dogs to help sniff them out, as Roxy Todd reports.

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