Join us for our next Dirt Talk event - Wireworms: Lifecycle and Integrated Management Strategies
When: Wednesday, July 7th, 2021 @ 6:30pm
Where: Online Zoom Event
Registration: Free event but registration is required.
Registration link: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5156198
We will be joined by Dr. Brook Brouwer, director of Washington State University Extension in San Juan County, and Laurel Moulton, IPM Specialist for our Regional Small Farms program. Wireworms, the larva of click beetles, are generalist soil dwelling pest that feeds on a wide range of crops. By feeding on seeds, transplants, roots and tubers wireworms reduce crop stands, performance and marketability. Severe infestations can result in crop loss of over 50%. Wireworms are long lived (3-5 years) and control options, particularly in organic production systems, are very limited creating a persistent problem for farmers and gardeners. We will discuss the basic biology and lifecycle of wireworms, monitoring techniques, and various approaches to management including results from research in western Washington.
Bio: Dr. Brook Brouwer is San Juan County WSU Extension Director and regional agricultural specialist. He works with diverse vegetable, livestock, forage and grain growers on sustainable production practices and helps facilitate development of local food system infrastructure through research, education and capacity building.
What is Dirt Talk?
Dirt Talk is hosted by WSU Regional Small Farms in conjunction with a local farmer willing to share their expertise in a given topic. Events are held in a supportive yet informal atmosphere, that allows participants to share, exchange perspectives, and learn from each other without pressure.
Events are open to all new and current farmers!
WSU Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local WSU Extension office. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact Jess Sappington (345 6th St. Suite 550, Bremerton WA / jess.sa...@wsu.edu / 360- 228-7308) at least two weeks prior to the event.
Food Systems Program Coordinator, WSU Kitsap Extension
West Sound Food Access Specialist, Washington State Farmers Market Association
WSU Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local WSU Extension office.
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