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WSU Extension programs to be honored by Western Extension Directors

PULLMAN –  WSU Extension programs that have eradicated Spartina, a noxious invasive weed in Willapa Bay, and that are keeping a grain pest in check by means of biological control, will be honored in July at the Western Region Joint Summer Meeting in Blaine. Eradication of Invasive Spartina in Willapa Bay, a program led by […]

Spartina war for Willapa Bay turns a hopeful corner

WILLAPA BAY, Wash. — After years of effort and the investment of millions of dollars, there is hope the battle against spartina in Willapa Bay is finally being won.Washington State University scientist Kim Patten, who has worked extensively with the invasive cordgrass, is cautiously optimistic. “The south bay is doing very good,” Patten said. “By and large, […]