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10 July 2024
Citizen Science
#IPMPopillia
Monitoring
In recent months, the IPM Popillia Consortium has collaborated with SPOTTERON to create informational and dissemination materials about the invasive Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica), which has been spreading across Europe for several years. R...
10 June 2024
Citizen Science
#IPMPopillia
Prof. Francesco Nardi (University of Siena) and Prof. Rossella Annoni (junior high school G. Falcone, Cassina de' Pecchi, Milan) have been working together, this past year, with class 2D (12-13 years old pupils) on Popillia within the context of the ...
29 May 2024
Pest management
Project reports
#IPMPopillia
Monitoring
Since 2023, the village of Kloten north of Zurich is not only famous for the Zurich Airport and for having a great ice hockey team, but also for harboring the first Popillia population in Europe north of the Alps. In summer and autumn of 2023, huge e...

Information sheet on Popillia japonica published for the Ticino region

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During the IPM-Popillia project, the Phytosanitary Service of the Canton Ticino has created an information sheet on the Japanese beetle with the following contents: Recognizing the Japanese beetle (adult and larva)BiologyCheck for presence of the beetleAid to the fightPossible confusionsHow to report your observations´Here you can find the PDF as D...
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Time to prepare for the insects: Ready Your iSCOUT® Traps!

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Have you already placed your iSCOUT® traps on the field? Insects are emerging to feast on your crops. It is best to stay vigilant and use the iSCOUT® electronic traps for the remote monitoring of the important insects that affect your fields.Dust off your traps and get your fresh glue boards!Change your sticky platesChange the camera lensClean the ...
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Emerging Collaborations in the IPM Citizen Science App

First IPM Citizen Science App Collaborations
To increase the reach and sustainability of funding, the IPM-Popillia Citizen Science App Toolkit can open up collaboration with other research or monitoring projects regarding controlled pest species or invasive species. First talks have been held with the REACT Horizon 2020 project about two invasive fruit fly species, and EASIN, the Eu...
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General Assembly and ECE in Heraklion 2023

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From October 18–20, 2023, members of the IPM Popillia consortium came together in Heraklion, Greece, for the yearly General Assembly of the IPM Popillia project. The event provided the possibility of gaining insight into and learning about the progress and developments made in the different interdisciplinary work packages of the project. At the sam...
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How polyphagous is the Japanese beetle? Spoiler: over 400 host plants!

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We thought it would be useful to update the list of P. japonica host plants. In this respect, the dataset deposited by Tayeh et al. (2023) serves two purposes: (1) to provide a list of the host plants of Popillia japonica via a comprehensive review of the scientific literature; (2) to classify these host plants as main or secondary host, based on t...
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A review of the progress made by PESSL IV

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PESSL INSTRUMENTS GmbH Pessl Instruments GmbH has been producing reliable measuring instruments for 38 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 manage...
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Open- day at CREA

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Today 20th December 2022,  some students from the University of Florence and Pisa come to visit CREA @CREAricerca in an Open-Day program. We talked about the answers that Research can provide to the new challenges in agriculture, our works and, of course, the IPM-POPILLIA project.
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A review of the progress made by PESSL III

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 PESSL INSTRUMENTS GmbH Pessl Instruments GmbH has been producing reliable measuring instruments for 38 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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A review of the progress made by PESSL II

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PESSL INSTRUMENTS GmbH Pessl Instruments GmbH has been producing reliable measuring instruments for 38 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 manage...
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Effects of test treatments on P. japonica gene expression

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In collaboration with colleagues from CREA (Florence), we have treated popillias with three experimental control protocols that appear as promising candidates in their hands. Treated popillias have been snap frozen for molecular analysis. In the next months we will evaluate the effects of different treatments in terms of gene expression. With these...
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Field work for an economist

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Definitely not my ususal workweek! I am an economist at the Technical University of Munich, usually sitting in an office with a computer and conducting research there. But not this time… As I am part of the IPM Popillia project, which consists of an interdisciplinary research team, I was invited by our partner Agroscope to join them in th...
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Azorean field work between islands

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Having field work on different islands of an archipelago is a peculiarity to which the IPM Popillia team of the University of the Azores has got used to. We are currently working with Popillia from São Miguel Island, where we are actually based, and from São Jorge Island. Last October, our team traveled a two-flight trip in order to perform efficac...
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Frontiers in Insect Science launches Research Topic on Popillia

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One of the world's leading open science platforms puts a focus on Japanese Beetle research! Frontiers has launched the research topic "Focus on Popillia japonica" in its Open Access Journal "Frontiers in Insect Science". The aim is to compile the latest findings in P. japonica research in one special issue, which will be a key resource of knowledge...
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Localization and order recognition improvement for the Japanese beetle

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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 manage...
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Learning about Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Citizen Science

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One of the beautiful things in developing #CitizenScience Apps on @SPOTTERON for research projects is that we always learn something new. In every App project, making inquiries about the topic, scope, and science is crucial for designing the data structure input dialogue and the look & feel of a new Citizen Science App on the platform. Integrat...
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A day in the field

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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 Mottalciata, Piedmont region. With two cars and seven people, we left freezing cold Switzerland in hop...
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Growth in a giant steel grub: Mass production of insecticidal nematodes

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

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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 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

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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

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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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App Download Links (QR-Codes)

Android
(Google Play) 

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iPhone
(Apple App Store) 

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 EU Flag This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 861852

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