Business is Blooming

June 2011 Washington State Magazine, by Hannelore Sudermann | © Washington State University On a sunny weekend in early spring, 40 farmers and would-be cut flower growers fill the second floor of the barn at Jello Mold Farm in the Skagit Valley. Bundled in their coats against the cool morning, they eagerly listen to more… » More ...

Integrated Pest Management at Work

A team of WSU researchers and their wine-industry collaborators are the winners of the 2007 Integrated Pest Management Team Award. WSU Entomologist Doug Walsh discusses his team's award-winning IPM strategy in a vineyard in Prosser, Wash. Photo: Brian Clark. The award is given each year to the team that successfully implements an integrated pest management… » More ...

Protecting Poplars

Hybrid poplars are among the fastest-growing trees in North America and are well suited for the production of bioenergy (e.g., heat, power, transportation fuels), fiber (e.g., paper, pulp, particle board, etc.) and other bio-based products (e.g., organic chemicals, adhesives). Because poplar trees have so many economic, environmental and agricultural advantages, it is important they are… » More ...

HIPPOs in the House

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HIPPOs, a novel strategy for improving the control of mites and insects in hops and grapes, is being developed by WSU associate professor of entomology David James. James and his research team are working on multiple field experiments with the potential to improve pest management, not only in hops and grapes, but also in a… » More ...

Predator Ecology

Washington State University (MS or PhD). Investigate interactions between predators & other natural enemies, and the relationship between biodiversity & biocontrol. For more information contact: Dr. William Snyder Department of Entomology Washington State University Pullman, WA 99164-6382 Phone: 509-335-3724 Fax: 509-335-1009 wesnyder@wsu.edu Lab Web Site (re-posted 8/2011) » More ...