2011 Natural Pest Management Field Day
July 17, 2011

On Sunday, July 17th, 2011, WSU-Entomology Dept. will hold a Natural Pest Management Field Day at Greentree Naturals Certified Organic Farm located twelve miles northeast of Sandpoint, Idaho.

Several representatives from the Washington State University Department of Entomology will be presenting their unique research projects using natural pest control methods.

Joyce Parker is a graduate student in entomology at WSU. Joyce will discuss her findings on the benefits of using ecologically-based approaches to pest control to manage the crucifer flea beetle on broccoli and other research using companion plants to control pests and avoid the need to spray insecticides. Dr. David Crowder is a post doctorate research associate in entomology at WSU and will be discussing some of his research on insect natural enemy biodiversity and herbivore control as well as using nematodes for pest management. Diane Green, owner/manager of Greentree Naturals, will also share some of the techniques they use at their organic farm for dealing with assorted pests.

The event will start promptly at 11:00 a.m. Cost is $15.00 which includes a gourmet lunch highlighting local food served at 1:00 p.m. Students $10.00; Rural Roots members receive $2.00 discount. To register, contact Joyce Parker at jeparker@wsu.edu  or call 509-335-7965.

Checks can be mailed to:
Joyce Parker, WSU Department of Entomology, P.O. Box 646382-FSHN 166, Pullman, WA 99164-6382