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Insect data from OSU research helps assess habitat quality for sage-grouse

The information allows the Bureau of Land Management to correlate sagebrush steppe vegetation data and insect populations to better assess the condition of sage-grouse habitat.

Fara Brummer | Mar 2021 | Impact story

Forestry Extension assists state with monitoring the invasive gypsy moth

FNR agents and volunteers deployed and collected 340 traps across western Oregon for the IPPM program.

Dan Stark | Mar 2021 | Impact story

Should I wait to clean up the garden in order to help conserve insects?

Addressing a current popular meme in social media encouraging waiting to clean up your garden until temperatures reach 50º F or higher, in order to help conserve insects. We address the claim that if you clean your garden ...

Gail Langellotto | Mar 2021 | Article

Is there an effective DIY grasshopper trap?

Q: I work for the Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides (NCAP) based in Eugene. We are updating our resource page on grasshoppers, and we have info on the page about using a jar with water and molasses buried in ...

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Asian giant hornet still far from Oregon

The invasive hornet is a concern and residents are encouraged to keep an eye out for the hornet and report possible sightings.

Kym Pokorny | Mar 9, 2021 | News story

Pest Alert: Spotted Lanternfly is an Invasive Insect That May Impact Oregon

Spotted Lanternfly has a broad range of plant hosts, including grape, stone fruits, apple, ornamental species, maple, black walnut, willow and rose. Nymphs and adults are phloem feeders. They suck sap from young stems and leaves,...

Linda Brewer, Vaughn Walton | Mar 2021 | OSU Extension Catalog

A Pocket Guide to Common Natural Enemies of Nursery Crops and Garden Pests in the Pacific Northwest

Learn how to identify some common insects that prey on garden pests. See what they look like at various life stages, and learn how to encourage beneficial insects in your garden or nursery. Print this pocket guide on letter-size paper and cut pages as indicated to make a booklet.

Melissa Scherr, Robin Rosetta, Lloyd Nackley | Mar 2021 | OSU Extension Catalog

I have fungus gnats everywhere. Can you help?

Q: I grew several plants outside this last summer Rosemary, Geranium, etc. When I brought them in for winter it seems I now have fungus gnats in all my houseplants. Please give advice. I would prefer not to use chemicals but am getting desperate.

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New OSU volunteer program tackles statewide native bee inventory

the Master Melittologist program intensively trains volunteers on the meticulous work of locating and cataloging the bees that no one has seen before.

Kym Pokorny | Dec 17, 2020 | News story

The great Oregon squash bee hunt!

A marvelous new bee is in the process of spreading its range to Oregon - the squash bee. Learn about this fascinating bee and help us track its arrival to Oregon.

Miranda Jones | Nov 2020 | Article