Dept. of Agriculture

Mormon crickets

By any name, these insects prove to be a pest (Capital Press, 6/20/2017)

2016 biological assessment for USDA APHIS rangeland grasshopper and Mormon cricket suppression programs in Oregon (2016) Oregon State Department of Agriculture

Site-specific environmental assessment : rangeland grasshopper and Mormon cricket suppression program : Oregon (2015) Oregon State Department of Agriculture

Noxious weeds and farming

Fight over noxious weeds pits Oregon organic farm against Sherman County (Oregonian, 5/16/2017)

Weed control supervisor gave organic farm control options; farmer says they’ve tried (Capital Press, 5/15/2017)

Economic impact from selected noxious weeds in Oregon (2014) Oregon Department of Agriculture

Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense) (2015) Oregon Department of Agriculture

Japanese beetle infestations

Portland’s growing Japanese beetle infestation prompts eradication effort (Oregonian, 5/11/2017)

Japanese beetles in Oregon (2017) Oregon State University Extension Service

Japanese beetle in Oregon (serial) Oregon Department of Agriculture, Insect Pest Prevention and Management

Proposed pollinator health legislation

Labels, restrictions proposed for neonicotinoid pesticides (Capital Press, 3/29/17)

Report to the Oregon Legislative Assembly [PDF] (2014) Task Force on Pollinator Health

Bumble bees, trees, and neonicotinoids [PDF] (2015) Oregon Pesticide Program

Protecting pollinators from pesticides [PDF] (2014) Oregon Pesticide Program