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Stink bugs invade more counties, homes in Washington
October 18, 2016

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Stink-bug-80PULLMAN, Wash. – A recent upsurge of dirty, rotten, no-good brown marmorated stink bugs in the Pacific Northwest has researchers scrambling to keep the insect’s numbers from exploding.

WSU, Tulalip tribes campaign to fight invasive weeds
July 28, 2016

weed-posterEVERETT, Wash. – New colorful posters and other materials are available to alert area residents about invasive weeds that threaten to overwhelm native plants on Tulalip tribal and Snohomish County lands.

Horned larks undeterred by efforts to protect canola
June 21, 2016

By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

LIND, Wash. – A mystery in east-central Washington has canola farmers vexed and researchers scratching their heads. Horned larks are turning up in droves and decimating newly planted winter and spring canola fields despite multiple efforts to deter them.

March 19: Grape pest management in western Washington
February 29, 2016

powdery-mildew-on-grapesSTANWOOD Wash. – Grape pest and disease management for growers in western Washington will be discussed in a hands-on workshop on Saturday, March 19, at the Stillaguamish Grange, 6521 Pioneer Hwy., Stanwood.

New ‘Alien’ wasp discovered in Washington state
October 22, 2015

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

waspPULLMAN, Wash. – The discovery in Washington state of a parasitic wasp that kills its host like a scene from the “Alien” sci-fi movie has entomologists cheering from the west coast to the east.

Weighing benefits, risks of wild birds on organic farms
October 13, 2015

By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Bluebird-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University will help organic growers protect human health by assessing the risks and benefits of wild birds on organic farms. Researchers received nearly $2 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Organic Research and Extension Initiative to conduct the study.

Student awarded financial assistance after earthquake
August 5, 2015

By Akinlana Sterling, International Programs

PaudelPULLMAN, Wash. – A Nepali doctoral student whose finances were threatened following spring earthquakes in his country is on track to complete his dissertation this fall thanks to private aid and Washington State University matching funds.