• Brown Marmorated Stinkbug
    The brown marmorated stinkbug is a newly arrived agricultural pest and home invader in Minnesota.

Welcome to the Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center (MITPPC) website. This portal will provide interested stakeholders current information about the University of Minnesota's terrestrial invasive species research efforts. This site also functions as the information conduit for University of Minnesota faculty interested in securing funds for research in this multi-disciplinary field. 

The Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center and the Institute on the Environment co-sponsored a symposium on the relationship between soybean aphids and prairie butterflies. The event was the first time that scientists working on prairie butterflies and soybean aphids in Minnesota had met to discuss issues of mutual concern. Presentations from the symposium may be accessed on the Center's YouTube channel