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Emerald Ash Borer in Delaware

Significance of Emerald Ash Borer Emerald ash borer (EAB) – a destructive, invasive beetle that attacks and kills North American ash trees – was detected in a surveillance trap in New Castle County in 2016.  In 2018, the Department began to find larger populations of this invasive pest in both New Castle County and Sussex County. […]

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Plant Industries

Our Mission The mission of the Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA) Plant Industries Section is to prevent the introduction, establishment, or spread of plant and honeybee pests, and suppress, control, abate, or eradicate those pests that are dangerously injurious to the agricultural, horticultural, and forestry interests of the state; enforce the Plant Pests Law, the […]

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Honeybees

The mission of the Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA) Plant Industries Section is to prevent the introduction, establishment, or spread of plant and honeybee pests, and suppress, control, abate, or eradicate those pests that are dangerously injurious to the agricultural, horticultural, and forestry interests of the state; enforce the Plant Pests Law, the Nurseries and Nursery Stock Law, the Noxious Weeds Law and DDA Rules & Regulations for Noxious Weed Control, the Beekeeping Law, the Seed Law, and Grain Testing Devices Law; regulate, in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), agricultural biotechnology research; provide export certification and inspection services for exporters of Delaware agricultural plants and plant products; and provide seed certification, seed testing services, and inspection services for harvested grains.

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