Japanese Beetles in Oregon

Part of the 2017 Oregon Master Gardeners Advanced Training Series. In 2016, Japanese beetles were trapped in high numbers in the Portland area. The Oregon Department of Agriculture is working to eradicate Japanese beetle hot spots in Portland, and OSU Extension is helping with outreach, identification, and management information for this potential pest.

Presented by: Rachel Suits & Heather Stoven
Rachel Suits works with Master Gardeners, Small Farms and SNAP Education at Oregon State University Extension in the Central Gorge region.

Heather Stoven is an Extension Horticulturalist with Oregon State University serving community horticulture and small farms in Yamhill County.  

Further reading & links mentioned in the presentation
Japanese Beetles in Oregon Extension publication:   

Oregon Invasives Hotline:

Info on ODA Temporary Nursery License:

PDX Japanese Beetle site:   

Photo credit: Whitney Cranshaw,

Created by Mark Locklear

Primary Audience: Public