SALEM, Ore. — Oregon Department of Agriculture Insect Pest Prevention and Management is looking for nurseries to participate in an invasive species sampling program this summer to detect damaging pests early and to develop a baseline of what species are present in Oregon. There is no cost to the nursery.
These pests can have impacts for plant production and sales as well as the consumer. If found early enough, these pests may be eradicated or at least mitigated.
Nurseries will be surveyed for many pests, including snails and slugs, spotted lanternfly, and boxwood moth. Sampling a variety of species requires many trap types. There will be 5 funnel traps, 5 pitfall traps, pheromone traps for 3 moths, and visual surveys of the facility.
Traps will be present May through September, and ODA staff will need to check them every two weeks.
If interested, please contact Josh Vlach, Entomologist, firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-986-6458 by March 30, 2021.
— Oregon Department of Agriculture
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