Regional Pest Monitoring Program

Principle investigator: Jessica Green (OSU Horticulture)

VegNet is a regional pest monitoring and reporting network serving the Oregon processed vegetable industry, managed by the OSU Extension Service, and funded by the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission. In the early spring of 2012, thirty six insect monitoring stations were established on cooperating farms located strategically throughout the Willamette Basin and maintained during the growing season.

The goals of the VegNet Regional Pest Monitoring and Reporting System are:

  • to save growers money by providing them with advanced notice of population outbreaks for key vegetable pests in broccoli, cauliflower, snap beans, and sweet corn,
  • to demonstrate the commitment by the Oregon Processed Vegetable industry to integrated pest management strategies for protecting crops and the environment.