- Home and Garden
Early detection and diagnosis are key to successful management. Learn to identify insect, disease, and plant problems as they develop throughout the year. Join WSU Entomologists Sharon Collman & Dave Pehling as they explore the pest and pestilences of the month along with the clues given signaling their presence. Build your dictionary of clues for accurate diagnosis. Lecture and hands-on. Focus on pests & pathogens found in nursery, greenhouse, landscape, and agricultural settings.
Bugs & Blights Workshop
2013 "Bugs & Blights Workshops" will be held the 4th Wednesdays of April, May, June and October.
Next workshop, October 23rd.
Subject: Pine Problems & Things to Watch for in the Fall
And now for something a little different: we are going to work on samples, and use the books.
After a refresher on voles, spiders, winter walk-ins we will focus on the trouble with pines. Bring a sample of a pine branch showing death out to the tips of branches or excessive needle loss. Or other needle or branch symptoms. Ideally a mostly healthy, then dying or dead branch. Bring photos to lay by the samples if you have them. Dave and Sharon will also bring samples of pine needle diseases and conks (an indicator of fungal rot). Let’s learn these diseases of one of our most often used landscape plants. We’ll also include some insects too. Bring your camera to photograph symptoms and signs if you wish. Our goal will be to learn to use different books & find their strengths.
9:45 Arrive and sign in
10:00 Voles and Fall "walk-ins" and iinvasives
10:30 Coffee and pine diagnosis
11:30 You've got questions, we've got answers
The workshops are held in and around the Extension Education Center in South Everett at the back of McCollum Park, 600 - 128th St. SE. The cost is only $20 each.