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Spotted Lanternfly

Spotted Lanternfly Found in Michigan – Michigan’s first detection of this invasive bug

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.

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Beech leaf disease - leaf stripes

Beech Leaf Disease Found in Michigan

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.

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Floriculture Crop Sales 2021

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service Releases the Floriculture Crops Data for 2021

By Chris Beytes
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.

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