Another new pest has been documented in Western Oregon, [...]
Last week we highlighted a new exotic insect pest in [...]
A new exotic insect pest, the Ligurian leafhopper, was [...]
Here is our first set of pest alert posters [...]
Last September we published our first post about the potential for the spotted lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula, to be a pest of serious concern to Oregon agriculture. At the time, only a handful of eastern states had reported established populations (Pennsylvania has been the most impacted). More recently, a live adult spotted lanternfly was reported in Davis, California.
The national press generated a lot of buzz about [...]
The cannabis aphid is a pest aphid found on the leaves and stems of cannabis. Aphids have "piercing-sucking" mouthparts to feed on plant fluids. When aphids occur in high numbers, their feeding can stress plants and cause wilting, yellowing and other damage. Cannabis aphids are also potential vectors of plant pathogens.
The Asian gypsy moth (AGM) is an exotic pest that is considered a potentially serious threat to North American forests. It is a close relative of the European gypsy moth, which is well-known for causing widespread damage in eastern US forests.
The Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica) is an exotic invasive beetle that is considered a serious plant pest in the United States.
The box tree moth is a potentially serious pest of ornamental boxwood. The caterpillars cause widespread damage by feeding on the leaves and defoliating or killing host plants.