LANSING, Mich. – On August 11, 2022, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Director Gary McDowell confirmed the state’s first detection of Spotted Lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) in Michigan. A small population of Spotted Lanternfly was detected in Pontiac in Oakland County last week with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) confirming the finding on August 10th.
MNLA has been in contact with the Michigan Dept of Agriculture & Rural Development (MDARD) about their response to the detection of Beech Leaf Disease in Michigan and MDARD is NOT planning any regulatory action at this time.
On July 5, 2022, the Michigan Departments of Natural Resources and Agriculture and Rural Development recently confirmed the presence of invasive Beech Leaf Disease.
By Chris Beytes
Editor GrowerTalks and Green Profit
A mea culpa from last week
Last time, I gleefully sent you the scoop on Dr. Marvin Miller’s initial analysis of the new USDA Floriculture Crops data. Only, like a faulty box of Raisin Bran, I only gave you part of the scoop, not the full two scoops you should have gotten. That’s because Marvin’s email confused me—there was a big gap in the copy that I took to be the end. I didn’t scroll down far enough to find lots more good stuff, including his famous pie charts.
Effective immediately, the United States Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is amending entry requirements for the importation of boxwood (Buxus spp.), Euonymus (Euonymus spp.), and holly (Ilex spp.) plants for planting from Canada to prevent introduction of box tree moth (Cydalima perspectalis) into the United States. APHIS is taking this action in response to the detection of the pest at a nursery in St. Catharines, Ontario.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, MNLA led the charge to get Michigan’s Green Industry back to work and to keep you working and in compliance. We are your resource for all that you need to protect yourself, your business, and your team.