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Nottingham Entomology

Welcome!  The Nottingham Tree Fruit Entomology lab is based out of WSU’s Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center in Wenatchee WA. Our primary goal is improving insect and mite pest management practices in commercial tree fruit orchards. Topics include insect behavior, phenology, biological control, cultural control, and chemical control.
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2021 Nottingham Lab:  (Clockwise from left) Katlyn Catron, Louis Nottingham, Rob Curtiss, Chris Sater, Clare Nelle, Chris McCullough, Gerardo Garcia, Robert Orpet, Nic Lopez, Kobe Lucas


 


 

Louis B. Nottingham, Ph.D. Research Assistant Professor, WSU – TFREC louis.nottingham@wsu.edu, Twitter: @LouisNottingham


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We are always looking for hard working people excited about insects or science in general.


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2021-2022 Pear IPM Study Circles

Join us for pear study circles this winter - they're free!  It's a great learning opportunity for growers, consultants, researchers, and industry professionals.  Our goal is to improve pear profitability and sustainability. Each study circle…

Plant Defense Elicitors

November 18, 2021 Test of plant defense elicitors for arthropod pest suppression and PR-1 gene induction in pear orchards Plant defense elicitors (PDEs) are chemicals that stimulate plant defenses against pathogens and herbivores. Previous work…
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Leafhopper Insecticide and Particle Film Summaries

2020 and 2021 Leafhopper Insecticide Trials By Dr. Louis Nottingham and Dr. Katlyn Catron Methods: Colladonus reductus leafhoppers were collected from organic or unsprayed orchards’ groundcover (Fig. 1) via sweep nets, then returned to the…


 

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Plant Defense Elicitors

November 18, 2021 Test of plant defense elicitors for arthropod pest suppression and PR-1 gene induction in pear orchards Plant defense elicitors (PDEs) are chemicals that stimulate plant defenses against pathogens and herbivores. Previous work…
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Dusky Slug in Field Corn and Soybean

June 2, 2021 Ambient moisture causes methomyl residues on corn plants to rapidly lose toxicity to the pest slug, Arion subfuscus, Müller (Gastropoda, Stylommatophora) The carbamate insecticide methomyl is sometimes used to control slugs in…
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Evaluation of IPM for central WA pear orchards

February 9, 2021 IPM for Central WA Pear Orchards Pear psylla and honeydew marking to fruit cause significant economic damage to pears in Washington, a key pear growing region of the United States. The goal…