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Close encounters of the wasp kind

YAKIMA, Wash. – As August wears on and wasp colonies reach peak size, sun worshippers and picnickers beware: One rolled-up newspaper swat at a yellowjacket crawling toward that spilled ice tea or platter of grilled hamburgers could unleash a flying armada of angry co-workers if a nest is nearby.   When a yellowjacket is smashed, […]

Pest management fruit school is now offered

WENATCHEE – WSU, 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.  This year […]