By Linda Weiford, WSU News PULLMAN, 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.
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.
By Linda Weiford, WSU News VANCOUVER, Wash. – Why an insect the size of a fingernail has been compared to a great white shark is becoming more apparent as the brown marmorated stink bug accelerates across the Pacific Northwest.
By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences UNDERWOOD, Wash. – Five years ago, when entomologist Todd Murray received a call from a landowner in Underwood whose ponderosa pine trees were dying, he wasn’t surprised. The trees had been stressed by a nearby fire, a situation that commonly results in a flare-up […]
By Linda Weiford, WSU News PULLMAN, Wash. – An alien pest that smells like dirty socks and devours crops might become Washington state agriculture’s Public Enemy No. 1 in less than five years, government and university researchers are warning.
PUYALLUP — Why would anyone intentionally build a new house with deck posts in contact with soil, improperly installed window flashings, a leaking toilet and attic insulation running right up to ventilation holes? The answer is to provide the first hands-on training facility in the western United States for structural pest inspectors where they can […]
PULLMAN – Washington State University faculty and students were members of a team honored recently by the Entomological Foundation for work that brought a major pest effecting hybrid poplars in check. John Brown, professor of entomology; Douglas Walsh, environmental and agrichemical education specialist at WSU’s Prosser Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center; and graduate students […]