The Washington State Pest Management Resource Service (WSPRS) serves as a hub for research-based information about pest management practices, including both chemical and alternative control methodologies. WSPRS evolved from the Washington State University Pesticide Information Center (PIC). We serve Washington State agricultural producers, researchers, extension staff, and policy makers, making relevant and accurate information widely available in a timely and accessible manner.
Catherine is the Director of WSPRS, co-lead of the Extension Gardening Team and also serves as WSU’s Pesticide Coordinator. Her extension program focuses on collaborative collection and dissemination of information that addresses pesticide issues at the local, state, regional and national level. Catherine maintains WSU’s Pesticide Policy, and reviews and approves all WSU publications containing pesticide recommendations. In her off-hours, she enjoys Sudoku, cross-stitch and cat jokes.
Lenora is the Pesticide Information Center Online (PICOL) database coordinator. She is the point of contact for pesticide registration staff for both the Washington State and Oregon State Departments of Agriculture. Lenora is responsible for database updates, maintenance and quality control. When she is not working, Lenora spends her time volunteering with a local high school band, reading, or working on craft projects.
Sandy assists with pesticide review, including the PNW Insect, Plant Disease and Weed Management Handbooks, the Crop Protection Guide for Tree Fruits in Washington, the Pest Management Guide for Grapes in Washington, and the Cranberry Pest Management Guide. In her off-hours, Sandy is an accomplished knitter and yarn spinner, having won awards for her creations at the Washington State Fair.