From the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA):
With year one of an expected five-year Japanese beetle eradication effort completed in the Cedar Mill area of Washington County, the Oregon Department of Agriculture is formulating plans for 2018 that go beyond this year’s treatment area. The expansion is not unexpected and ODA is hopeful that community support remains impressively strong.
“Going into year two, the message really hasn’t changed,” says Clint Burfitt, manager of ODA’s Insect Pest Prevention and Management Program. “This is still a community-based project. If we are going to be able to eradicate Japanese beetle, it’s because the people in the community want to be a part of this project. What we saw this first year was strong, vocal, and explicit grassroots support from the community that they appreciate what we are doing and how we are doing it.”
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