Let's Talk Invasive Insects with the Oregon Department of Agriculture

This webinar is part of the 2019 series of Advanced Training Webinars for Master Gardeners sponsored by Oregon State University Extension.

Did you know that we get about 9 new exotic invertebrate species established in Oregon every year? Want to know what you can do to reduce the impact of invasive species in Oregon? Join Joshua Vlach, entomologist with the Oregon Department of Agriculture, for a presentation on the risks associated with invasive species, the pathways that bring them here, their impacts, and what you can do to reduce the chance of bringing and spreading pests in Oregon. Specific resources for reporting suspected invasive species will be shared.

Resources mentioned in the presentation:
Oregon Department of Agriculture's Insect Pest Prevention and Management Program 
Identify An Insect contact info (includes details on how to order the resource guides)
ODA Approved Vertebrate List
Japanese Beetle in Portland
Research paper: Live plant imports: the major pathway for forest insect and pathogen invasions of the US
USDA APHIS "National Pest Advisory Group'

Photo credit: Oregon Department of Agriculture (CC BY-NC_ND 2.0)

Created by Brooke Edmunds

Primary Audience: Public