Agricultural Engineering/Agronomy, Central Iowa, and BioCentury Research Farms

Japanese Beetle Insecticide Efficacy Evaluation in Central Iowa

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Japanese beetle, Popillia japonica Newman (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae), is an invasive insect pest from Asia first confirmed in the United States in 1916. Japanese beetle is a generalist pest, feeding on more than 300 plant species. Japanese beetle larvae are destructive to turfgrass roots and have limited mobility in the soil, and adults feed mainly between leaf veins. The significance of this invasive species in the Midwestern United States is increasing, with first detection in Iowa in 1994.


How to Cite: Hodgson, E. W. , VanNostrand, G. R. , Dean, A. & Berns, K. R. (2020) “Japanese Beetle Insecticide Efficacy Evaluation in Central Iowa”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports. 2019(1).