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.…
  • WSU Entomology Faculty, Staff and Gradute Students win ESA Awards Aug. 23, 2017. Betsy Beers, Carol Black, and Alix Whitener all receieved ESA awards. Follow this link for more information: http://entsoc.org/esa-names-recipients-2017-professional-and-student-awards?utm_content=buffer81e5b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer
  • Jeb Owen featured in Spokeman Review article June 2, 2017. Jeb Owen was featured in a Spokesman Review article on Black Flies. Follow this link to the article: http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2017/jun/02/black-fly-outbreak-across-spokane-brings-itchy-ble/#/0
  • Steve Sheppard and Paul Staments featured in Forbes Article June 5, 2017. The work of Steve Sheppard and Paul Staments was featured in an article titled "Can a Mushroom save Honey Bees?"  Follow this link to read the article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/grrlscientist/2017/06/05/can-a-mushroom-save-honey-bees/#563019075322
  • End of Spring Semester Department BBQ May 2017: Click any picture to view the Spring BBQ Photo Gallery  
  • Students Eat Bugs and Like It by Phil Cable and Brian Clark, WSU CAHNRS and Extension Marketing, News, and Educational Communications Rylie Sedustine samples the fare. A diverse crowd of students and friends swarmed Ensminger Pavilion. Their purpose? To eat bugs at the annual Bug Buffet. Most of the students were from associate professor and entomology department chair Rich Zack’s entomology…
  • 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…
  • “Language” of Volitile Chemicals Protects Plants March 2009 | WSU News 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…