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06 September 2023
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 o...
29 August 2023
Citizen Science
Pest management
Regulatory reporting  of invasive alien species or controlled pests such as the Japanese beetle to national authorities can be challenging for citizens. Therefore, in the IPM Popillia Horizon 2020 project, the "Automated Reporting System" (ARS) ...
26 July 2023
Pest management
Europe is facing the first Japanese beetle outbreak north of the alps. The phytosanitary service of Zurich in Switzerland has detected Popillia japonica in monitoring traps and on herbs and shrubs in an area close to the airport of Zurich. The delimi...
IPM_Blog02_Header_v03_DO-2 Popilla japonica contribution on SRF Wissen

Popillia japonica documentary on SRF Wissen

After the Azores and Italy, the Popillia japonica beetle is already present in Switzerland. SRF Wissen has recently published a documentary about invasive species in Europe, that vividly shows how important research and methods are when it comes to tackle the problem.

Agroscope, coordinator of the Horizon 2020 project IPM Popillia, is represented with a contribution in the last part of the documentary in the Einstein series format. Giselher Grabenweger, entomologist at Agroscope, provides insight into research on Popillia japonica and special fungi that could stop help to the invasive beetle in its adult stage. Already this summer, attempts will be made to apply the results that have been successful in the laboratory to field practice.

Contributions like these are an opportunity to integrate science into everyday life and make it tangible. At the same time, we try to involve Citizens in our project through Citizen Science and generate important data about Popillia japonica together via a modern Citizen Science App.

If you would like to become part of our research and share your observations about the beetle as a Citizen Scientist, please find the download information for the IPM Popillia Citizen Science App here:
Android (Google Play)
iPhone (Apple App Store):
New insights in Popillia japonica life
Testing long-lasting insecticide-treated nets

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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