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Next Bugs & Blights Workshop to Focus on Mid-summer Pests

EVERETT, Wash. – The July workshop in the Washington State University Snohomish County Extension Bugs & Blights series will focus on identifying and controlling a variety of pest and landscaping problems common in midsummer.

Examples will include emergence of sequoia pitch moth, poplar and willow borer, bees and wasps in action and nest identification (including parasitoid wasps), apple scab, botrytis or gray mold, and pine diseases.

The workshop will be presented on Wednesday, July 23, at three different times: 10 a.m. to 12:05 p.m., 1 to 3:05 p.m., and 6:30 to 8:35 p.m. The workshops will be held at the WSU Snohomish County Extension office, 600 128th Street S.E. in Everett.

The cost for the workshop is $20, or $10 for certified Master Gardeners.

The two-hour class will cover identification and management strategies for the landscape challenges often encountered during summer in western Washington. Participants are invited to bring cameras to photograph specimens.

Pre-registration is required. Call (425) 338-2400 to register or download the form here and mail it with your check.

Sharon Collman, leader of WSU Snohomish County Extension’s horticulture education program, and Dave Pehling, an entomologist who has been teaching about insects for Snohomish County Extension since 1978, will conduct the workshop.

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Media Contacts

Kate Halstead, WSU Snohomish County Extension, 425-357-6024