Jessica  Green


integrated weed management
plant-insect interactions
brassica IPM
winter cutworm
carabid beetles
Jessica Green
Vegetable IPM, Entomologist

Current research goals:
- Promote integrated weed and insect pest management options in vegetables, mint, and small fruits
- Engage agricultural producers to become aware of current and emerging crop pest problems, and work to develop solutions
- Enhance adoption of biological weed control by conducting objective, applied research to improve efficacy
- Evaluate and report differences in insect pest pressure, specifically for brassica seed crops and cruciferous vegetables

OSU Campus
Department of Horticulture
4017 Ag & Life Sciences Bldg.
Corvallis, OR 97331
United States
(541) 737-5456


  • Analysis of factors contributing to insect pest activity

  • Insecticide resistance (IR) and efficacy trials including:

    • Cabbage maggot control in radish

    • Screening for IR in diamondback moth

  • Herbicide efficacy and crop tolerance trials including:

    • Liverwort control in greenhouses (IR-4)

    • Ornamental horticulture, nursery stock

    • Effects of bicyclopyrone on storage and bunch onions

  • Biological control of field bindweed and integration into perennial cropping systems 

  • MS Thesis: Post-dispersal seed predation by ground beetles; weed ecology in response to tillage 


OSU Extension Publications:

2016 - Winter Cutworm: A New Pest Threat in Oregon (EM9139)

2015 - Home and Landscape Management (PNW Weed Management Handbook section T1)

2012 - An Introduction to Ground Beetles of the Willamette Valley (EM9042)

Outreach and Extension

  • VegNet - Regional monitoring network and alert newsletter for insect pests of vegetable crops. Program Manager 2013-current
  • OSU BugZoo - K-12 STEM, community outreach, and Entomology curricula development.       Outreach Coordinator 2012-2015