Oregon Forest Pest Detectors (OFPDs) are volunteers that help prevent the damaging impacts of invasive forest pests by monitoring for and reporting potential infestations. They usually already have some baseline knowledge of ...
So you have captured a 'creature' in a jar, or your field is full of tiny bugs, now what? Accurate identification of insects is a key first step. Use the resources below to help. If you have a sample and would like ...
This class will focus on the identification, biology, and management of pest and non-pest insects found on trees in Oregon. Insects covered will include bark beetles as well as wood boring, defoliating, and sapsucking insects. ...
Jun 2020 |
Credit USDA-ARS, Stephen Ausmus (Cropped from original)
To date, the Columbia River basin is the only region left in the U.S. that is not infested with zebra mussels, or the closely related quagga mussels.
According to the Oregon Invasive Species Council, the most significant concern is that zebra mussels may be unknowingly released and introduced into waterways. This could potentially cost millions of dollars in response efforts, monitoring, and ultimately maintenance costs if the mussels become established.
Once they get established, zebra and quagga mussels quickly take over a body of water and the chance that they will be eradicated is slim.
Ask an Expert is a way for you to get answers from the Oregon State University Extension Service. We have experts in family and health, community development, food and agriculture, coastal issues, forestry, programs for young people, and gardening.