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Integrated Pest Management of Japanese Beetle in North Dakota - E1631

IPM Japanese Beetle in ND
 
IPM Japanese Beetle in ND
The Japanese beetle, Popillia japonica Newman, belongs to the insect family Scarabaeidae. It is a highly destructive plant pest that feeds on more than 300 host plants, including field crops (especially corn and soybeans), ornamental trees and shrubs, garden flowers and vegetables, and turf (lawns, pastures and golf courses). Some of the preferred host plants of adult beetles found in North Dakota are rose, apple, black cherry, cherry, flowering crabapple, plum, grapes, hollyhock, blackberry, raspberry, linden, elm and buckeye. Grubs are found primarily in the root zones of grasses.

Janet J. Knodel, Extension Entomologist, North Dakota State University
Patrick B. Beauzay, Research Specialist, North Dakota State University
Charles Elhard, Plant Protection Specialist, North Dakota Department of Agriculture

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