The MELeaf Newsletter

The MELeaf is a newsletter for horticultural producers in Maine. The MELeaf includes updates on activities of the Horticulture Program and other DACF programs, new pests and growing information and other updates relevant to the horticulture industry.

June 10, 2024: Pesticides and the Endangered Species Act, New Member of the Hort Team, and Notes From Inspections

March 13, 2024: Order Invasive Plant Outreach Materials, Pests to Think About in 2024

December 5, 2023:What We Learned at Box Tree Moth Meetings, Expanded Invasive Plant Rule Goes Fully into Effect and Upcoming Educational Opportunities

September 6, 2023: Mile-A-Minute Finds are Associated With New Plantings, Obsolete Pesticide Collection and Observations from Inspections

July 11, 2023: Invasive Plant Outreach Project, Box Tree Moth, Vascular Streak Disease and Observations from Inspections

May 24, 2023: Thrips parvispinus and Observations from Inspections

March 22, 2023: Spotted Lanternfly BMPs, Horticulture Apprentice Program Seeks Hosts, We're Looking for a Field Tech/Outreach Coordinator

November 7, 2022: Pests and Holiday Greenery, Pest Risk Assessment Tool, Arion Slugs

September 6, 2022: Stiltgrass, Spotted Lanternfly, Swallowwort Biocontrol Project and Invasive Plant Webpage Updated

June 9, 2022: Prevent Movement of Browntail Moth, Invasive Plant Rule Updated and Observations from Plant Inspections

April 13, 2022: Invasive Plant Rules, Xanthomonas and CPMMoV, Look for Spotted Lanternfly Eggs

February 23, 2022: Browntail Moth Management, Spongy Moth, Green Industry Economic and Education Survey

December 22, 2021: 2021 Year in Review, Educational Opportunities in 2022

November 4, 2021: In this issue: Shipping Holiday Wreaths, Update on Invasive Plant Review and License Renewal Reminder

October 6, 2021: In this issue: Welcome Hillary Peterson, Hammerhead Worms, Observations from Inspections and Stiltgrass Video

August 31, 2021: In this issue: Looking for Tree of Heaven and Japanese Stiltgrass and How to Prevent Fire Blight

July 14, 2021: In this issue: European Fire Ant Survey, Browntail Moth Management and Pests to Look for and Report

May 26, 2021: In this issue: Don't Sell Ribes, EAB Awareness Week and Observations From Plant Inspections

April 28, 2021: In this issue: How to Participate in Invasive Plant List Review, Marimo Moss Balls and Zebra Mussels, Sign Up for Real Maine

March 24, 2021: In this issue: Check Your Inventory for Invasive Plants, Phytophthora ramorum, Current COVID Guidance for Greenhouses and Nurseries

February 17, 2021: In this issue: Cut Flower Survey, Rulemaking and Legislation, National Invasive Species Awareness Week, Aloe Rust

December 16, 2020: In this issue: 2020 Year in Review, CAPS Nursery Survey Results, Winter Educational Opportunities

November 17, 2020: In this issue: Think Twice About Selling Ash Trees, Check Holiday Decor for Pests, Don't Forget to Renew Your Nursery License

October 22, 2020: In this issue: Japanese Stiltgrass, Federal Quarantines Update, NEGC and Recycling Greenhouse Plastic

September 24, 2020: In this issue: Spotted Lanternfly, Shipping Wreaths, Observations from Plant Inspections

August 18, 2020: In this issue: Invasive Plants, Tree Check Month and EAB

July 14, 2020: In this issue: Pests to Watch and Observations from Plant Inspections

June 16, 2020: In this issue: Late Season Greenhouse IPM and Observations from Plant Inspections

May 26, 2020: In this issue: MELeaf Feedback Survey

May19, 2020: In this issue: Slow the Spread of EAB and Pest Quarantines and Plant Sales

May 12, 2020: In this issue: Resuming Inspections, Nursery Pest Survey and Remember to Social Distance

May 5, 2020: In this issue: Impatiens Downy Mildew, Tick Awareness Month and Holding Plants

April 28, 2020: In this Issue: Ralstonia, Getting Pests Identified and Connecting With Industry Organizations

April 21, 2020: In this Issue: Handling Cash During Covid-19 and Online Plant Sales

April 14, 2020: In this Issue: Welcome to the MELeaf and Selling Plants During a Pandemic