WSU ecotoxicology professor elected as Entomological Society of America fellow

John Stark, a WSU professor of ecotoxicology and director of the Washington Stormwater Center at the WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center, has been named an Entomological Society of America fellow.

John Stark

Task force seeks new defenses against resurgent, cherry-devastating disease

Cherry trees infected with Little Cherry Disease bear small, bitter or bland fruits that often lack attractive coloring. The disease is a significant concern for growers, reducing yields and eventually causing fruit to fail entirely.…

Tree branches bearing large numbers of small, red as well as pale cherries.

Orange growers feel the squeeze of new plague; WSU researcher contributes expertise to solution

PULLMAN, Wash. – A pandemic is destroying orange groves in Florida. The disease, called citrus greening, is also spreading to citrus groves in Texas and California, threatening a more than $3 billion per year industry. If left unaddressed, the entire U.S. citrus industry could be wiped out and, as Florida Sen. Bill Nelson said, “We’ll end […]