Researchers in CAHNRS’ Department of Entomology recently won more than $640,000 in grants funding their work developing fungi that protect bees from deadly mites, connecting with peers to protect our watersheds, fight invasive stinkbugs, and more.
- Professor Walter Sheppard, postdoctoral researchers Nicholas Naeger and Jennifer Han and Plant Pathology Chair Lori Carris received $259,998 from the Whittier Trust and WWS Foundation to develop novel strains of the fungus Metarhizium for Varroa mite control.
- John Stark, director of the Washington Stormwater Center, and Tanyalee Erwin, WSU Puyallup research associate faculty member, received $141,252 from the City of SeaTac and Washington Department of Ecology for the 2019 Washington Statewide Municipal Stormwater Conference.
- Professor Elizabeth Beers received $93,000 from the Washington Tree Fruit Commission for controls of brown marmorated stinkbugs in Washington.
- Professor Vince Jones received a $75,032 grant from the Washington Tree Fruit Commission to work on development and validation of a precision pollinator model, helping farmers more efficiently pollinate their crops.
- Assistant Professor Dave Crowder, postdoctoral researcher Robert Schaeffer, and Extension and Outreach Specialist Karen Sowers received $73,356 from USDA-NIFA’s Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program for work exploring interactions between pollinators and canola on the Palouse.