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08 December 2021
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To continue with experiments in the lab, we needed more Japanese beetle larvae, a lot more. So we decided to go on a field trip on the 7th of December 2021.   It was the first train of the day which took me to Agroscope where we headed off to Mo...
23 November 2021
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Pest management
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Entomopathogenic nematodes (EPN) are naturally occurring in the environment and make their living by infecting, killing and propagating in insects. They can be used as biological control agents against Popillia japonica larvae. The mass production is...
12 November 2021
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On the 28th and 29th of October 2021 members of the IPM Popillia consortium came together at the TUM campus in Freising, Germany, for the yearly General Assembly of the IPM Popillia project. The event provided the possibility ...

A day in the field

To continue with experiments in the lab, we needed more Japanese beetle larvae, a lot more. So we decided to go on a field trip on the 7th of December 2021.   It was the first train of the day which took me to Agroscope where we headed off to Mottalciata, Piedmont region. With two cars and seven people, we left freezing cold Switzerland in hop...
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Planning for the IPM Popillia Citizen Science App

With the new year approaching, we at SPOTTERON have started planning and creating concepts for the IPM Popillia Citizen Science App for public participation. In this early stage, options are present for either having a focussed App for discovering the Popillia japonica beetle in already infested regions or to think on a broader scale for ...
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Growth in a giant steel grub: Mass production of insecticidal nematodes

Entomopathogenic nematodes (EPN) are naturally occurring in the environment and make their living by infecting, killing and propagating in insects. They can be used as biological control agents against Popillia japonica larvae. The mass production is done in artificial medium by the partner e-Nema. Here a short video on how this mass production wor...
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General Assembly in Freising 2021

On the 28th and 29th of October 2021 members of the IPM Popillia consortium came together at the TUM campus in Freising, Germany, for the yearly General Assembly of the IPM Popillia project. The event provided the possibility to get insight and learn about the progess and developments made in the differe...
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How to "breed" your own Japanese beetle

If you live in an unifested zone, but you still like to have a Japanese beetle, here is how you can create your very own Japanese beetle. What your Japanese beetle is made of, is absolutely up to you and your taste. Everything you need, you can find in your trusted supermarket.  In the very early stages of an adult Japanese beetle, it has no w...
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Team SPOTTERON

In our Citizen Science design studio in Vienna, Austria, SPOTTERON creates an advanced Citizen Science platform for providing reliable and high-quality apps for crowd-based data collection and community engagement. Coming from various backgrounds, our team designs and develops interactive applications in close collaboration with research projects a...
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A review of the progress made by PESSL

ABOUT THE PROJECT IPM-Popillia project, funded by @EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, has started in September 2020. Our expert team, presented earlier on this blog post, has been working on a monitoring device with the aim of P. japonica detection and monitoring. The insect traps our team evolved inclu...
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Team TUM

 About TUM The Technical University of Munich (TUM), founded in the year 1868, is a leading university in fields such as environmental sciences and engineering, medical technology and biotechnology or agricultural sciences and food science, and is repeatedly rated as one of Germany´s and Europe´s top universities. The QS World University Ranki...
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Team PESSL

About Pessl Instruments GmbH Pessl Instruments GmbH has been producing reliable measuring instruments for 37 years and has developed various devices for the measurement and monitoring of different agricultural parameters, being one of the leading IoT providers for agriculture offering innovative and cost-effective solutions for more efficient farm ...
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​How to control the spread of the Japanese beetle? - The importance of a good surveillance strategy.

The Japanese beetle, historically present in Japan, managed to invade the United States of America during the 20th century and has recently been detected in both Canada and Europe. In Europe, the beetle has invaded almost all of the Azores islands (Portugal) and covers an area ranging from the north of Italy (Lombardia and Piemonte) to the south of...
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Natural allies against Popillia japonica: Entomopathogenic fungi

Entomopathogenic fungi are micro-organisms naturally occurring in the environment, most of all in soil. They are natural parasites of insects that proliferate killing their host. Metarhizium is one of the most used ones in biological control. The CREA team has isolated a Metarhizium robertsii strain called 17/T02 ...
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What would a Japanese beetle spread cost us?

What would a Japanese beetle spread cost us? - That is one of the questions which our team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is trying to answer. The question is simple; however, the answer is complex, depending on several unknown factors such as the potential damage the beetle can cause to different crops. For this reason, we have...
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Team Agroscope

Agroscope is the Swiss centre of excellence for agricultural research, with the overarching objectives to contribute to a competitive and sustainable agriculture and food sector as well as to an intact environment. Agroscope coordinates the project IPM-Popillia and leads the tasks 2.3 (ecology of biocontrol applications), 3.2 (entomopathogenic fung...
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The IPM Popilla Logo

The IPM-Popillia brandmark shows an illustration of the Popillia japonica with its typical iridescent copper-coloured elytra and the green thorax and head. The beetle is placed on a yellow circle underground, which symbolises a warning colour, according to the destructive nature of the Popillia japonica. The brandmark can be used in combination wit...
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