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What’s Eating My Garden – Besides Me


May 19, 2011

What’s that maggot doing in my raspberry?

Learn about the new invasive species that’s attacking soft-skinned fruit in Western Washington, the spotted winged drosophila, apple maggots and sawflies at this month’s Bugs and Blights Workshop Wednesday morning, May 25, at 10 a.m.

Bugs and Blights is a monthly two-hour, hands-on workshop taught by WSU-Snohomish County Extension Entomologists Sharon Collman and Dave Pehling who explore the pest and pestilences of the month along with the clues given signaling their presence.

Each workshop is a combination of lecture and hands-on identification that focuses on pests and pathogens found in nursery, greenhouse, landscape and agricultural settings for both the interested public and horticultural professionals.

The workshops are held in and around the Extension Education Center in South Everett at the back of McCollum Park, 600 – 128th St. SE. The cost is only $20 or $65 for any four.

For registration information, contact Karie at 425-357-6039, e-mail her at or download a registration form at:


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