Prioritization of 124 Pests, Plants, and Pathogens in Minnesota

  • soybean aphid
    Soybean aphids have a negative impact on both agricultural and natural resource systems

The Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center undertook an expansive research prioritization to systematically evaluate threats posed by a wide array of terrestrial invasive insects, plants, and plant pathogens. Minnesota's Top 124 Terrestrial Invasive Plants and Pests: Priorities for Research describes the methodology used to develop the prioritization process and the list of 124 top terrestrial invasive species.  The white paper informs the MITPPC Request for Funding and other research associated with terrestrial invasive species. The white paper will be updated annually and it is anticipated that the top threats to Minnesota will be dynamic as new species are identified.