Pest Management

Tent Caterpillars on the Rise Again?

The new tents appearing on trees in western Washington are not the return of western tent caterpillars typically seen in spring, according to Washington State University Snohomish County Extension educator and entomologist Sharon Collman. They are the product of the fall webworm caterpillar. This insect forms much larger tents than the more familiar spring tent […]

Orchard Pest Management Field Day Scheduled May 28 at Prosser

PULLMAN, Wash. – Apple growers will learn of new integrated pest management practices to help them develop sustainable and effective pest management programs in the wake of the phase out of azinphos-methly at a Pest Management Transition Project field day scheduled at 3 p.m., Thursday, May 28, at Oasis Farms/C&M Orchards on West Evans Road, […]

Pest Management Fruit School Slated for Dec. 10 and 11

WENATCHEE, Wash. – Washington State University, in collaboration with the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission, is offering the 2008 Pest Management Fruit School, Dec. 11-12. WSU Fruit Schools are a series of intensive workshops designed to empower fruit growers, orchard managers, crop consultants and field staff with up-to-the-minute information on relevant issues to the industry.  […]

When Frost Is on the Pumpkin It’s Time to Look for Landscape Pests

EVERETT, Wash. – Washington State University Snohomish County Extension’s next Bugs & Blights workshop will home in on the pests and diseases cropping up as the days get shorter and the temperatures start to drop. This month WSU Extension Entomologist Sharon Collman will focus on the insects and diseases found in our landscapes, gardens, and […]

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 […]

Bugs & Blights Series Tackles Apple Maggot, Carpenter Ants and Canada Thistle

EVERETT, Wash. – Washington State University Snohomish County Extension’s popular Bugs & Blights workshop series in May will focus on the identification and management of three common pests. Apple maggots and carpenter ants are common in western Washington and often devastating insect pests, and Canada Thistle is one of the region’s most pernicious weeds. The […]