Gypsy moth treatments begin in Cowlitz County
The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) plans to begin treatments to eradicate a gypsy moth introduction starting Monday, May 10, weather permitting. In total, WSDA will aerially treat about 640 acres with a naturally occurring soil bacteria, Btk (Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki.)
WSDA grant program offers help to qualifying ag businesses
The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) is offering grants to small agriculture-related businesses in sectors that have suffered economically due to the coronavirus pandemic, but have been left out of earlier relief programs.
Public’s help needed to detect destructive, invasive beetle
The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) is asking the public to report any sightings of Japanese beetle, an invasive and highly destructive pest, and will be hosting an educational webinar about the beetles in April.