News Archive

These are news items from 2011 and earlier.

  • How Native Insects Could Reduce Pesticide Use in Northwest Vineyards Nov. 25, 2011 | Northwest Public Radio PROSSER, Wash. – For every crop, there are good-guy bugs and bad-guy bugs. Take Washington’s prized crop of wine grapes. Now, consider the anagrus wasp and the leafhopper. Going by their names, the wasp sounds like the scarier insect, right? But the grape leafhopper can actually do a…
  • Unique New Book December 1, 2011  Nella Letizia l WSU News WSU Entomologist David James, Coauthors New Book on Life Histories of Pacific Northwest Butterflies PROSSER, Wash.—The California Sister has “fangs” as a caterpillar that it bares when disturbed. In its juvenile form, it also builds piers from its own dung on the leaves it feeds on to…
  • Alumni Honored Grayson Brown on left; 2011 Pres. Ernest Delfosee on right Former student Grayson Brown, PhD 1977, was named the 2012 President of the Entomological Society of America. He is a faculty member at the University of Kentucky, whose specialties are Public Health Entomology and Integrated Pest Management.      
  • Sustainable Farming, Insect Biodiversity and Climate Change Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 By Nella Letizia, College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – Researchers at Washington State University are conducting a study with potato farmers to determine if promoting biodiversity in insect communities helps insects, especially beneficial ones, withstand the effects of a warming climate. "There really isn’t much research…
  • 2011 Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting Alejandro Del Pozo, MSc student working with John Brown, was a first place winner, in the Paper Presentation competition. Joyce Parker, a PhD student working with Bill Snyder, was a first place winner in the Paper Presentation competition. Andrew Rodstrom, PhD student working with John Brown, was a second place winner for his paper presentation.…
  • The Model Makers CAHNRS Connections 2011, by Brian Clark Vince Jones is striving to push forward the frontiers of our understanding of the complex ecology at play among insects in fruit tree orchards. Part engineering, part biochemistry, and part psychology, the technolo- gies Jones and his colleagues have developed measure and channel bug behavior. Using lures and attractants,…
  • Congratulations Carol September 2011 Carol Anelli was elected to the Entomological Society of America Governing Board for the Physiology, Biochemistry, and Toxicology Section. She began her term of office on November 16, 2011.    
  • Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award for Instruction Richard S. Zack, associate professor of entomology and director of the M.T. James entomological collection, earned the 2010-2011 Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award for Instruction. He is best known for his creativity and energy in teaching one of the most popular undergraduate courses at WSU Entomology 101: Insects & People. It is a general education option…
  • Congratulations to our Fall 2011 Graduates! Alejandro Del Pozo, M.S Erin Hollingbery, M.S. Amber Vinchesi, M.S. Lessando Gontijo, Ph.D. Nikolai Wiman, Ph.D.
  • Crop Damage Prevention New tree fruit pest meets its match CAHNRS, Monday, Aug. 8, 2011 WENATCHEE, Wash. - In the course of a single year, a tiny insect has been damaging tree fruit around the globe. Spotted wing drosophila, or SWD, a type of vinegar or fruit fly, has been known in Japan, its home turf, for decades.…
  • June 1, 2018 Department Announcements Calling all social butterflies! We are excited to announce we are on multiple social media platforms. Stay connected to us on our channels below: Facebook (@WSUENT) Twitter (@WSUEntomology) Instagram (@WSUEntomology Send in any ...
  • May 18, 2018 Department Announcements Calling all social butterflies! We are excited to announce we are on multiple social media platforms. Stay connected to us on our channels below: Facebook (@WSUENT) Twitter (@WSUEntomology) Instagram (@WSUEntomology) The FSHN building ...
  • May 4, 2018 Department Announcements Joseph Taylor will be taking his PhD Preliminary Examination on May 7, 2018 at 12:00 PM in FSHN 164.  The dial in # is 774611 Congratulations to recent Entomology Department grant awardees: John ...
  • April 27, 2018 Department Announcements Congratulations to recent Entomology Department grant awardees: Beverly Gerdeman is the recipient of a $8,777 grant from the NW Agriculture Research Foundation to work to “Prevent Lodging and Yield Loss from Cabbage Maggot ...
  • April 20, 2018 Department Announcements A big thank you to everyone who participated in the E. Paul Catts Lecture events on April 19 & 20, 2018.  Your attendance at the lectures and all those who assisted with this ...
  • April 13, 2018   Department Announcements Mark your calendars to attend the E. Paul Catts Lecture events on April 19 & 20, 2018.  This year’s speaker is, Dr. Rufus Isaacs. He is a faculty member in the Entomology ...
  • April 6, 2018 Department Announcements Calling all social butterflies! We are excited to announce we are on multiple social media platforms. Stay connected to us on our channels below: Facebook (@WSUENT) Twitter (@WSUEntomology) Instagram (@WSUEntomology) Send in any ...
  • March 30, 2018   Department Announcements Mark your calendars to attend the E. Paul Catts Lecture events on April 19 & 20, 2018.  This year’s speaker is, Dr. Rufus Isaacs. He is a faculty member in the Entomology ...
  • March 23, 2018   Department Announcements  Mark your calendars to attend the E. Paul Catts Lecture events on April 19 & 20, 2018.  This year’s speaker is, Dr. Rufus Isaacs. He is a faculty member in the Entomology ...
  • March 16, 2018 Department Announcements Calling all social butterflies! We are excited to announce we are on multiple social media platforms. Stay connected to us on our channels below: Facebook (@WSUENT) Twitter (@WSUEntomology) Instagram (@WSUEntomology) Send in any ...