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29 November 2023
Citizen Science
SPOTTERON designed a folder for IPM Popillia for the Italian Citizen Science Conference in Pisa, which we attended last weekend. This folder serves as an introduction to the project for fellow Citizen Science initiatives and individuals potentially i...
22 November 2023
Project reports
We are beyond excited to share developmental stage photos of the Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica) directly from our laboratory experiment.  The Japanese beetle undergoes three larval stages, which means that the larvae do not grow steadily&nb...
30 October 2023
Project reports
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 progre...
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