September, 2013 In This Issue Lawn Care in Focus Japanese Beetle Program Update Relax this fall A Symbiotic Relationship Five Easy Steps... View Adds from our Sponsors Mark your Calendars... Twin Falls Education Day will be December 11th Idaho Pest Expo will be on December 12th and 13th Check the website for further details as the date draws near! Japanese Beetle Program Update Quick Links Website Advertising Application Directory Events & Education Find a Professional Helpful Links Scholarships Lawn Care in Focus All treatments, both granular and foliar, for Japanese beetles in the Boise area have been completed for 2013. We have been encouraged by the progress that we have seen in the treatment locations. Since treatments have taken place we have had our trap catches decrease by approximately 85% from peak catch times of this season. All treatments went very well and we appreciate the assistance of those involved. Future treatments will be resumed in the spring of 2014 to ensure success in this eradication process. Since this beetle has only one generation per year it will take us a few years of treatments to achieve eradication. As of 8/13/13 we have caught 2,901 beetles with most of those being located within the Elm & Warm Springs area. Multiple catches have also been collected in parks and other outlying area locations around town. Boise Parks and Recreation have treated park sites where beetles have been found, and the treatment of Donna Larsen Park was recently finished by BSU; trapping and monitoring will continue to take place through September. The cooperation and support from the affected landowners has been excellent and will go a long way in ensuring the eventual success of this program from Jared K. Stuart, Program Manager Plant Industries Division.