Developing sustainable strategies to defeat pests that threaten Washington’s fruit crops is Tobin Northfield’s goal as new entomologist at WSU Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center.
Compared to recent years, the number of wasps is considerably up, and with hot temperatures they are thirsty and easily angered.
John Stark, Puyallup Research & Extension Center, is working with the CDC to tackle diseases like West Nile Virus, Zika and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.
PULLMAN, Wash. – Yellow butterflies almost half the size of a human hand have transformed parts of the Evergreen state into a big garden party.
Sagebrush is a protective home for good bugs that help fight harmful pests on grape vines, according to new research from WSU scientists.
The glucose level in rice plants determines whether the brown planthopper grows short or long wings, WSU research reveals.
After five years and nearly 15,000 tagged butterflies, scientists now have proof that Monarch butterflies migrate from the Pacific Northwest to California.
Brandon Hopkins, a WSU honey bee researcher, tells how bees around the world are turning nectar from flowers into sweet, golden honey.
Spittlebugs cause little harm to firm plants such as lavender and daisies but they can damage softer plants like strawberries. Puckered flesh isn’t always caused by slugs. Look for a glob of spittle.
Dr. Universe reveals what the big stink is with insights from Elizabeth Beers, a researcher and entomologist with the WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center.