Pests & Plant Diseases

Please be in touch with any questions regarding agricultural pests, diseases and weeds impacting your crop or livestock operation.  In many cases, Thurston County Extension agriculture program can provide diagnostic and management support. Please send us an email or call 360-867-2161. In difficult diagnostic cases, Jenny Glass at the WSU Puyallup Plant & Insect Diagnostic Laboratory is available for MINIMAL charge to provide accurate diagnostic services. Currently, the diagnostic laboratory is equipped to handle: insect identification, including pest management recommendations; plant disease and disorder diagnosis and management; turf and lawn problem diagnosis and management; and identification of unknown plants including weeds.

For home production (non commercial), please direct questions regarding pests and plant diseases, edible or ornamental, to the Master Gardener Clinic. Please call (360) 867-2163 for more information.