This technical briefing will provide new information and updates on the eradication and control efforts including:

  • Japanese beetle regulated area expansion
  • New product information for Acelepryn and Btg
  • Treatment area and progress
  • Confirmed temporary transfer station location, hours and cost

Japanese Beetle (Popillia japonica) was found by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency during routine monitoring in Vancouver, BC in August 2017.

Japanese beetle has the potential to cause significant damage to parks, lawns, golf courses, landscape and BC’s agriculture sectors. During the larval stage, it feeds on the roots of plants and strongly prefers turf. During it’s adult flying phase it consumes over 300 types of plants, skeletonizing the leaves and affecting the production and quality of fruits and vegetables, as well as plants such as maples and roses.

There are 3 ways to receive the most current information:

  1. Attend the BCLNA Japanese Beetle Technical Session
  2. Sign up to the mailing list at [email protected]
  3. Visit BCLNA’s Japanese Beetle web page at

People who attend in person will automatically receive ongoing updates on the Japanese Beetle issue.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), the BC Ministry of Agriculture, the City of Vancouver as well as other industry stakeholders like the BC Landscape & Nursery Association are actively working together to address this pest before it takes hold to harm forests, gardens and food crops in BC.

*Hungry after work? Truffles Cafe, located in the Van Dusen Gardens Information Centre will be open until 7:30 PM.

Registration is required to attend the briefing.

Deadline to register is May 27th, 12 PM.

This event is generously sponsored by:

Event Dates

  • May 28, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Details Price Qty
Free Ticketshow details + $0.00 (CAD)  

Event Location

5751 Oak Street
British Columbia
V6M 4H1