Oregon Department of Agriculture
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The purpose of 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. Eradication and control programs are implemented when feasible. Management of grasshopper outbreaks and implementation of biological control are also parts of the IPPM program. Native pollinator conservation may develop into a focus if funds are available.
Duties & Responsibilities
This position administers the Insect Pest Protection & Management Program, including direct responsibility for oversight of program operations; supervision of program staff; representing the department with other agencies and stakeholders; and manages, maintains and coordinates all program operations. Represents the Program on various work groups and organizations regarding agency programs.