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WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE HOLDS PRESS CONFERENCE ON ASIAN GYPSY MOTH ERADICATION PROJECT

WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE HOLDS PRESS CONFERENCE
 ON ASIAN GYPSY MOTH ERADICATION PROJECT
 The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) will hold a press briefing Monday, April 13, at 10 a.m. to provide details on the operations of the eradication phase of the Asian gypsy moth (AGM) project in Washington. The briefing will be held at the AGM Incident Command Center's headquarters on the south parking lot of the Royal Coachman Motor Inn, 5805 Pacific Highway East, Fife, Wash.
 The eradication phase of the project involves aerial application of Bacillus thuringiensis, or B.t., to approximately 130,000 acres in north Pierce and south King counties. The first of three periods of early-morning aerial applications is scheduled to start as soon as April 16, weather permitting.
 Don Alexander, AGM Project Leader for WSDA, and Wayne Eddy, Incident Commander for both the Washington and Oregon projects, will present information about the command center, the aerial application program and schedule, and other pertinent information. Also scheduled to be present are Project Operations Chief Lynn Andrews and Air Operations Assistant Chief Mike Dudley.
 Information about arrangements for observing the aerial applications, the heliport sites, as well as other plans will be announced at the briefing.
 CONTACT: Craig Weckesser of the Washington State Department of Agriculture, 206-586-8494.
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