July 12, 2022: The Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine has expanded to include Sussex County. Find out what it means for you. More Info

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Reporting Spotted Lanternfly

Reporting sightings of spotted lanternfly near the Dover Air Force Base and in Sussex County is significant. Citizen reports help us determine how these insects move and which transportation pathways they utilize. These reports also allow us to notify agricultural operations with plants vulnerable to this insect. While spotted lanternfly are planthoppers, they can fly […]

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Contact Us

Delaware Department of Agriculture 2320 South DuPont Highway Dover, Delaware 19901 Business Phone: (302) 698-4547 (Forest Service section) Business Phone: (302) 698-4500 (DDA Receptionist) Business Phone: (800) 282-8685 (Toll-Free) Business Fax: (302) 697-6287 Delaware Forest Service Staff Forestry Program Administrator, Michael A. Valenti E-mail michael.valenti@delaware.gov Business Phone: (302) 698-4550 Assistant Forestry Administrator, Kyle Hoyd E-mail […]

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Spotted Lanternfly

What is the Spotted Lanternfly? The spotted lanternfly, Lycorma delicata, is a threat to Delaware and the United States. This insect is detrimental to Delaware’s agricultural industries, the environment, and residential areas, and has an impact on interstate commerce. This insect is a destructive, invasive plant hopper that attacks many hosts, including forests, ornamental trees, […]

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Buy Local Delaware: Agritourism

There’s so much to do on First State Farms – riding lessons, produce-picking, holiday events, farm tours, wine and food tastings, and more. Plan your visit by calling ahead or emailing ahead to confirm hours and visits, and enjoy Delaware’s family-friendly fun!

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