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Nov. 20: Learn to thwart forest weeds at WSU Extension expo
November 9, 2016

tree-ivyEVERETT, Wash. – Blackberries, ivy, holly, Scotch broom, reed canary grass and knotweed are a few of the invasive weeds that plague landowners. The Washington State University Extension forestry program will offer an expo to equip landowners to combat these invaders.

WSU, Tulalip tribes campaign to fight invasive weeds
July 28, 2016

weed-posterEVERETT, Wash. – New colorful posters and other materials are available to alert area residents about invasive weeds that threaten to overwhelm native plants on Tulalip tribal and Snohomish County lands.

June 17: Weed tour offers a look at problem plants
June 8, 2015

By Emily Smudde, Crop & Soil Sciences

ChamomilePULLMAN, Wash. – The Weed Science Field Tour at Washington State University will be 1-6 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, at the R.J. Cook Agronomy Farm in Pullman.

Fighting tulip weeds, diseases with cover crops
February 25, 2015

By Cathy McKenzie, WSU Mount Vernon

Skagit-Valley-tulipsMOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Rotating cover crops in tulip fields shows promise for fighting disease in the economically important flower bulb, according to early research findings at the Washington State University research center in Mount Vernon.

Feb. 27: Potato workshop highlights best practices, research
February 18, 2015

By Cathy McKenzie, WSU Mount Vernon

potatoMOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Diseases and weeds that afflict potatoes and best practices for growing them in western Washington are among the topics at a potato workshop 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, at the Washington State University Mount Vernon Research Center, 16650 State Route 536, Mount Vernon.

Visitors worldwide use ‘Weed of the Month’ resource
February 15, 2010


Steve Van Vleet,
WSU Whitman
County Extension

COLFAX – Most people can recognize the average weed: thistle and dandelion, for example, are pretty easy to identify. But WSU Whitman County Extension has created a website feature to help the average person identify all kinds of invasive weeds – no matter how pretty they may be.


“Weed of the Month,” put together by extension educator Stephen Van Vleet, features photos and detailed information about specific invasive weeds found in the state of Washington. A new weed is added each month, … » More …