The Insect Pest Prevention and Management (IPPM) Program
- Protect Oregon’s agriculture, horticulture, environment, and
quality of life from damaging insect pests.
- Enhance or maintain the value of our agricultural and
The first line of defense uses state and federal quarantines
to exclude exotic pests from Oregon and state control area orders to slow their
spread within Oregon.
Survey and detection
Survey and detection programs help detect invasive
pests early in order to protect our natural resources and markets. Surveys for our
agricultural and horticultural crops often meet the entry requirements of
national and international customers to decide if a pest is present or absent.
Eradication and control
If an exotic pest population is detected in Oregon the department may implement eradication and control programs.
IPPM staff provides identification services, pest risk
assessments, and inspections for several state and federal permit programs.
Sharing information with the public and industry groups has
become increasingly important. Our survey data are documented in IPPM databases
and maps and in the National Agricultural Pest Information System