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…
  • 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…
  • 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,…
  • 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.…
  • Research Sheds New Light on Bee Health CAHNRS Connections Magazine 2011, by Kacie McPartland, MNEC intern New research conducted at WSU is the first to demonstrate the sub-lethal effects of pesticide residue exposure on an insect largely responsible for a third of the human diet. Judy Wu, a former entomology graduate student at WSU and current Ph.D. student at the University of…
  • 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…
  • Richard Zack and graduate students featured in Daily Evergreen Article Oct. 27, 2017. Richard Zack and his students were featured in a Daily Evergreen article. Follow this link to read it: https://dailyevergreen.com/19800/news/guatemala-insect-collection/
  • John Stark featured in Washington State Magazine Article September 1, 2017. John Stark was featured in a Washington State Magazine article titled "Streaming Solutions. Follow this link to read the article: https://magazine.wsu.edu/2017/08/07/streaming-solutions/
  • 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…