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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Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine

On February 28, 2019, the Delaware Department of Agriculture signed Emergency Regulations for Spotted Lanternfly that has enacted a quarantine for this pest. The spotted lanternfly, Lycorma delicata, is a threat to Delaware and the United States. This insect is a destructive, invasive plant hopper that attacks many hosts, including forests, ornamental trees, orchards, hops, […]

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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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Plant Protection & Quarantine

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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