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10 July 2024
Citizen Science
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
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
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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...
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