Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Student deploys tiny, feisty Samurai wasps to fight stink bug invader

  His Toyota Prius loaded with tiny wasps, Josh Milnes is about to make life very difficult for an invasive stink bug threatening Washington fruit growers. “The brown marmorated stink bug isn’t supposed to be in Washington,” explains Milnes, entomology student at the WSU Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center in Wenatchee. Native to eastern […]

Red-shirted Milnes, in hat, releases the wasp from a container under a canopy of leafy branches.

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 expected by adding dietary supplements such as DHA and lutein to its list of products. Shulin Chen, professor in the WSU Department of Biological Systems Engineering, presented this innovative idea […]