EVERETT – WSU Snohomish County Extension’s popular Bugs & Blights workshop series June 25 will take a close look at root weevils and beetles.
 
The workshop will be presented at three different times: 10 a.m. to 12:05 p.m., 1 p.m. 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 two-hour workshop will combine a lecture, laboratory time and field work to teach participants how to identify and manage weevils and beetles commonly encountered in Western Washington during summer.
 
The class will focus on helping landscapers and nursery workers learn to identify the good, the bad and the ugly among root weevils and beetles.
 
The class also will cover other common and not-so-common insect pests of the season. Attendees are encouraged to bring pest, weed, and disease samples for identification.
 
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.
 
The cost for the workshop is $20, or sign up for the series of four Bugs & Blights workshops for $65. For certified Master Gardeners the cost is $10 per workshop or $35 for the series.
 
Pre-registration is required. Call (425) 338-2400 to register or download the form at http://snohomish.wsu.edu/ag/workshops/registrationform.pdf and mail it with your check.