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Oregon Department of Agriculture, Plant Division, Insect Pest Prevention & Mgmt.
Mission Statement
"Our purpose is to protect Oregon´s agriculture, horticulture, environment, and quality of life from damaging insect pests and to enhance or maintain the value of Oregon´s agricultural and horticultural products."
Dr. Helmuth W. Rogg, Program Supervisor
Annual Performance Measures

This program exists within the Plant Division of the Oregon Department of Agriculture and was developed to protect Oregon by detecting the introduction of, preventing the spread of, and controlling or eradicating injurious plant pests, primarily insects and other invertebrate pests.
This program is conducted statewide and affects all segments of Oregon's agricultural and horticultural community as well as natural resources in urban, rural and forested environments. This program is an important component in the agency mission to ensure food safety, protect natural resources, and promote agricultural economic development.
The Insect Pest Prevention and Management program has 10 permanent staff members, with 30 to 50 additional seasonal workers during peak survey seasons. The Insect Pest Prevention and Management program has a general and lottery fund budget of approximately 2.6 million dollars; federal and other funds also form an important part of the total budget.