A webinar titled, “What the Bug is That? New Invasive Insects on the Horizon,” will be presented noon–1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25. Anyone is welcome to attend online.
Photo: WSU Spokane Extension Master Gardeners Levi Strauss, left, Wayne Green and Brigitta ozefowski discuss a strategy for dealing with a caterpillar outbreak. (Photo courtesy of WSU Extension Spokane)
By Robert Frank, WSU Today
Spiders and beetles and flies. Oh my!
Eggs and bugs in my food! Oh yuk!
‘Tis fall, and along with a bounty of fresh fruit and vegetables, the autumn temperatures also can usher in a multitude of bugs and critters. These insects thrive in the surrounding fields, trees, soil and grass, … » More …
Washington State University’s entomology department will serve up three days of insect fun and education, April 7-9.Robert Denno, a University of Maryland entomologist, will deliver the annual E. Paul Catts Lecture in two installments. The first will be following a dinner scheduled Thursday, April 7, at the Holiday Inn Express in Pullman. His topic will be “When Predators Eat Other Predators.”Denno specializes in biological control, said Richard Zack, associate professor of entomology. Biological control is the use of living organisms, such as insects, parasitoids, and pathogens, to control weeds, insects and plant diseases.A social hour is scheduled from 5 p.m., the dinner at 6 p.m. … » More …