Friendship Between Researcher, Teenager Benefits Honey Bees

http://news.wsu.edu/2013/11/20/friendship-between-researcher-teenager-benefits-honey-bees/#.Uo_U7OI_6pJ By: Kate Wilhite, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – At just 16 years old, Sheridan Miller is already a veteran fundraiser. The Mill Valley, Calif., teenager recently donated $1,400 she raised to help support Washington State University’s honey bee stock improvement program. Over the past six years, she has… » More ...

Scary Story: Maggots Help Us

WSU entomologist Richard Zack displays a favorite maggot book that he assigns to his undergraduate students. (Photos by Shelly Hanks, WSU Photo Services)   PULLMAN, WASH. – Wriggling maggots feeding on corpses are our allies, not enemies. Should you think otherwise, don’t tell that to Richard Zack - not over his dead body. “Maggots do a… » More ...

Vincent Hebert: Use of Herbicides in Diverse Agricultural Areas

RICHLAND, Wash. – Grape vineyards in regions of mixed field crops historically have been exposed to herbicides, presumably from a combination of local spray drift and regional off-target movement. A free, public presentation – “Ill Wind for Washington Grapes? Continuing Concern with the Use of Potent Broadleaf Herbicides in Diverse Agriculture,” by Vincent R. Hebert… » More ...

Natalie Boyle Selected to Receive Larry Larson Graduate Student Award for Leadership in Applied Entomology

Natalie Boyle was selected to receive the Larry Larson Graduate Student Award for Leadership in Applied Entomology. As a Ph.D. Student interested in honey bee colony health, Natalie has studied the effects of sublethal pesticide residues on honey bee colonies. This Entomological Foundation fund recognizes Dr. Larry Larson's role as a leader and pioneer in insect… » More ...