College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences

Department of Entomology


Can Mushrooms Save the Honey Bee?

February 17, 2015 By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – Research by a Washington State University bee scientist and a mushroom farmer indicates that extracts from the fungus might help honey bees fight off disease and parasites. One experiment involves a prototype beehive made from mushrooms. Read the complete […]

Beetles and a cup of joe: Insects boost fair trade coffee sales

PULLMAN, Wash. – When java giants like Starbucks seek out the finest fair trade coffee beans in Guatemala, insects can make all the difference. Tucked away in the M.T. James Entomological Museum at Washington State University, more than 130,000 colorful moths, beetles and other bugs are preserving a slice of Guatemalan biodiversity essential to the […]

Norm Ehmann Urban Pest Management Award 2014

  Request for proposals: Researchers or educators involved with urban pest management problems which occur in the Pacific Northwest are invited to apply.  Research may be conducted outside the Northwest if it involves pests that also occur in the Northwest, like bed bugs.   Purpose: This endowment was developed through donations from the Oregon and […]

Preliminary Exam Listing

Katherine Buckley, advised by David James PhD Preliminary Oral Exam May 5, 2014 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM FSHN 164, AMS # 5701441 Phone Bridge (509) 335-9445 ID# 01441 Tariq Mustafa, advised by Richard Zack PhD Preliminary Oral Exam May 9, 2014 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM FSHN 354, AMS # 5701799 Phone Bridge (509) […]

Dr.Richard Zack Receives Richard G. Law Excellence Award

Dr.Richard Zack received the Richard G. Law Excellence Award for undergraduate teaching. This award is given to recognize outstanding faculty in the General Education/UCORE program. The award values the important role played by general education faculty across the university in helping students attain WSU’s undergraduate learning goals, especially outside their major area of study. Recognizing […]

Rebecca Schmidt is Recipient of Howard and Hermina Hallgarth “Paper of the Year”

The 2014 Howard and Hermina Hallgarth “Paper of the Year” Award was presented to Rebecca Schmidt for her review article “Leaf structures affect predatory mites (Acari: Phytoseiidae) and biological control: review” published in Experimental and Applied Acarology. This is a fascinating review that extends our understanding on the significance ofplant traits for enhancing biological control. […]

Rebecca Schmidt Receives the Robert and Mary Lou Harwood “Student of the Year” Award

The Student of the Year Award serves to not only recognize strong contributions in research, but also involvement serving the Entomological Society of America. This well-deserved acknowledgement is presented unbehalf of Robert and Mary Lou Harwood.

Ivan Milosavljevic Receives Research Award

Ivan Milosavljevic was selected for the 2014 Research Award for his outstanding contribution and effort investigating the ecology and regional impact of wire worms in Pacific Northwest agriculture production. The scholarship committee was pleased to see that his regional assessment will be incorporated as part of the Regional Approaches to Climate Change Project.

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