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IPPM Program Overview
The purpose of the Insect Pest Prevention and Management Section (IPPM) is to protect Oregon’s agriculture, horticulture, environment, and quality of life from damaging insect pests and to enhance or maintain the value of our agricultural and horticultural products. Our first set of defenses is regulatory, consisting of state and federal quarantines to exclude exotic pests from Oregon and state control area orders to slow their spread within Oregon. IPPM detection and survey programs provide a second line of defense to protect our natural resources and markets. When an exotic pest population is detected in Oregon, eradication and control programs are implemented when feasible.

Our professional personnel also perform identification services, pest risk-assessments, and inspections for several state and federal permit programs. Surveys for our agricultural and horticultural crops often meet the entry requirements of national and international customers. Sharing information with the public and with industry groups has become increasingly important in fulfilling our purpose. Our survey data are documented in IPPM databases and maps and nationally in the National Agricultural Pest Information System (NAPIS) database.