Tag: Entomology

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Liquid nitrogen freezing is key to bee conservation

WSU researchers travel around Europe collecting material from honey bees to help diversify the honey bee gene pool here in the U.S.

WSU’s On Solid Ground – SOD, Food Science Online, Insect Expo – April 10, 2013

Stopping the Spread of Sudden Oak Death Sudden Oak Death (SOD) has killed millions of oak trees in California, but since receiving its common name…

WSU’s On Solid Ground – Biofuels, Stink Bug, Food System – March 27, 2013

Beyond Biofuel: Expanding the Possibilities from Algae Extraction The potential value of an industry based on extracting fuel from algae could be even greater than…

High-tech Insect Traps, Cherry Breeding, Morrill Act

Automated Insect Traps Aim to Simplify Pest Detection Insect traps can be an orchardist’s best friend, giving early notice of emerging threats to fruit. But…

Tropical & Dryland Biofuels, Size Matters

On the Matter of Size In the animal kingdom, huge weapons such as elk antlers or ornaments like peacock feathers are sexy. Their extreme size…

WSU’s On Solid Ground – Student Scientists, Fish Science, Butterflies in Prison – July 18, 2012

Student Food Product Development Team Wins National Competition A food product development team from the Washington State University and University of Idaho School of Food…

Flight of the Alkali Bee, People at Work, Dirt!, Climate Change – WSU’s Green Times, June 7, 2012

Flight of the Alkali Bee Can a bee learn to fly over, instead of across, a busy highway? WSU entomologist Douglas Walsh is working with…

On Solid Ground – May 9, 2012 – Ag Technology, Mason Bees, Cherry Grafting

WSU Scientist Pays It Forward with Agrotechnology Knowledge Sharing Knowledge is power, and in data-poor regions of the world, techniques that make data collection more…

Flower Power, Small Bites, People, Events

WSU Scientists Use Flower Power to Combat Orchard Menace Apple orchards are intricate webs involving a delicate balance between trees, soils, water, insects and more.…

Oilseed Crops, Tree Fruit Gift, Butterfly Book, Winter Holiday

Making the Case for Oilseed Production in Eastern Washington Farmers in eastern Washington’s high rainfall zone who are interested in producing oilseed crops now have…
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How many varieties of wheat has WSU developed?

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