Balanced ecosystems better at controlling pests

       PULLMAN – There really is a balance of nature, but as accepted as that thought is, it has rarely been studied. Now WSU researchers, writing in the journal ‘Nature,’ have found that more balanced animal and plant communities typical of organic farms work better at fighting pests and growing a better plant. […]

Pheromone trackers

It’s in the news everywhere -— predictions for another bad wildfire season in the western United States. According to a local report, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources had already fought 70 small fires by the end of May, well above the usual 20, and finds that forests are as dry as they normally […]