The Oregon Department of Agriculture has completed year one of a proposed five-year eradication program for Japanese beetles (Popillia japonica), a nursery and garden pest that feeds on turf as well as more than 300 plant species. The beetles were found in the Cedar Mill area west of Portland in 2016. This past summer, the […]
Oregon nurseries are increasingly threatened by the repeated expansion of the sudden oak death (SOD) epidemic in Curry County. Although this epidemic is geographically far away from the main nursery production areas, the continued expansion of the SOD quarantine area and the newly discovered introduced EU1 clone are distinct threats to the nursery industry. What […]
Identifying and managing slugs and snails is critical in
Pacific Northwest gardens and nurseries.
Growers and specifiers seek replacements for trees decimated by the emerald ash borer.
Oregon Department of Agriculture issues update on Japanese beetle eradication effort
Efforts to eradicate Asian gypsy moth appear successful
Spotted lanternfly. Photograph by Lawrence Barringer, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture According to a tip from OSU Extension entomologist Robin Rosetta, a new insect pest — the spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) — was recently detected in Berks County, Pennsylvania. In response, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture announced a quarantine with the intent to restrict the movement of this pest. This […]
As reported by KGW-8 (Portland, Oregon), OAN member Christmas tree grower Kirk International Inc. has come up with a novel way to remove hitchhiking slugs from its trees — hot showers. This allows the trees to be shipped to a number of overseas markets that have strict rules about invasive species — places like Hawaii, Guam and […]
There’s been a sharp uptick in reported sightings of the brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys), an invasive insect which can cause heavy damage in home gardens as well production nurseries. The insects are known to enjoy munching on cucumbers, raspberries, beans and several types of ornamental plants and trees. According to a report on […]
Chef Philippe Parola and his Asian Carp dish with Tour Eiffel Invasive species, such as nutria and Japanese knotweed, pose a major threat to native habitats, costing the U.S. an estimated $120 billion annually. One way to beat them is by eating them! Promoting this idea is the “Eradication by Mastication” event. The fundraiser, now in its […]