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.
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.