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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.

2022 Nottingham Lab: (top left addition) Chris Sater and Myk Vietas, (in person, clockwise from top left) Louis Nottingham, Rob Curtiss, Cody Andre, Delaney Frazier, Chris McCullough, Robert Orpet, Molly Sayles, Katlyn Catron, Toriani Kent


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

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Pear Psylla Integrated Pest Management

Cacopsylla pyricola (Foerster) (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) Updated by Louis Nottingham, Robert Orpet, WSU Entomology; Tianna DuPont, WSU Extension. May 2022. Adapted from by Everett C. Burts, Helmut Riedl, and John Dunley, originally published 1993. Pear psylla is an important pest of pear in Washington. Honeydew produced by pear psylla causes fruit russet, and serious infestations can […]

Reducing areawide pear psylla winterforms requires an areawide effort

Sticking the landing, post-harvest psylla populations by Chris McCullough, Robert Orpet, Molly Sayles, and Louis Nottingham November 7, 2022 During the 2022 pear growing season, our WSU pear entomology team monitored pear psylla and its natural enemies (predators and parasitoids) across orchards in the Wenatchee Valley. Orchards were either conventional, organic, or followed our new […]

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