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17 May 2022
#IPMPopillia
Monitoring
The Japanese beetle was accidentally introduced to mainland Europe and detected for the first-time near Milan (Italy) in 2014. As a quarantine insect pest, its populations are strictly monitored. However, we did not find a map illustrating the dynami...
15 March 2022
Pest management
Project reports
#IPMPopillia
We need more larvae, a lot more larvae! That's our mission, our first in this year. This time we were headed to a field in Vercelli, Piedmont. While driving, the bus would shake and make weird noises when applying the brakes which is why we stopped a...
08 December 2021
Other
Project reports
#IPMPopillia
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...
What would a Japanese beetle spread cost us?

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 searched the literature and gathered material from various sources, especially on the beetles spread rate and potential yield losses for farmers, and are using the information now to establish different cost scenarios. This allows us to get a clearer picture about the possible negative impacts of the pest for the European Union and its member states in the case of an uncontrolled spread of the Japanese beetle. 

Natural allies against Popillia japonica: Entomopa...
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