I mentioned in last week’s newsletter that the Oregon Dept of Agriculture (ODA), Washington State Dept of Agriculture (WSDA), and Washington State University (WSU) are all active in their efforts to prevent and detect Japanese beetles in the region. Remember:
This Thursday, April 1st, at 9am, WSU/WSDA is offering a webinar. Click here to register and learn more.
Also be sure to check out the OSU Extension publication that includes information on identification, life cycle and scouting, damage, control measures, and how to report a suspected Japanese beetle. EM 9158 Published April 2017 4 pages https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/em9158
Please help us get valuable information about chlorpyrifos
Restrictions on the use of chlorpyrifos and the complete revocation of its registration are underway.
An ODA specialty crop block-funded project involves a cross-commodity collaboration to identify viable options as alternatives to chlorpyrifos.
The research will be conducted at several locations in Oregon to determine the efficacy of currently registered chemistries and newer products in onion, corn, cherries, grass seed, and clover seed.
Your responses to this survey help us identify critical issues that can improve the development of our research. Please participate in this 10-minute survey and enter for a chance to win one of ten $25 gift cards.
If you have questions or comments about the project, please contact Silvia Rondon, Project Leader, OSU Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center, 541-567-8321, silvia.rondon(AT)oregonstate(DOT)edu. Sent on behalf of Silvia Rondon, Dani Lightle, Navneet Kaur, Chris Adams, and Stuart Reitz.