Exotic Pest Reporting
David Cappaert, Michigan State University, Bugwood.org
Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica) is an insect pest of a great variety of trees, shrubs. It is a native of Japan and was first detected in New Jersey in 1916.
Well established east of the Mississippi River, infestations west of the Mississippi River tend to be aggressively eradicated before they can be established.
Summaries of State Plant Protection Laws and Regulations
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08/09/2017 - West Michigan tree fruit update
08/03/2017 - West Michigan tree fruit update
08/03/2017 - Wisconsin crops get more cutworm, less rootworm
07/31/2017 - Bugs, Bugs, Bugs
07/31/2017 - Why Japanese beetles are particularly bad this year
07/27/2017 - Pest & Crop Newsletter
07/27/2017 - Summer Beetle Battles
07/26/2017 - Southwest Michigan fruit update
07/26/2017 - West Michigan tree fruit update
07/24/2017 - 5 Common Questions About Managing Japanese Beetles
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04/04/2014 - Insect Pest Survival During a Harsh Winter