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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

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

We’re Hiring!

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


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IPM for Psylla Using Kaolin and Reflective Mulch

Integrated Pest Management Programs for Pear Psylla, Cacopsylla pyricola (Förster) (Hemiptera: Psyllidae), Using Kaolin Clay and Reflective Plastic Mulch Reflective mulch plot Pear psylla, Cacopsylla pyricola (Förster) (Hemiptera: Psyllidae), is the most economically important pest…

Early-Career Parenting: Surviving, If Not Thriving

June 10, 2022 Early-Career Parenting: Surviving, If Not Thriving by Katlyn A Catron, PhD This article was originally published in the Summer 2022 edition of "American Entomologist" https://doi.org/10.1093/ae/tmac040 The early stage of an entomologist’s career…

New Phenology Based Psylla Management

March 1, 2022 Pear Psylla Phenology IPM Guide will help manage pear psylla using the new degree day model! As temperatures warm and the snow melts, it is time to think about pear psylla management.…


 

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IPM for Psylla Using Kaolin and Reflective Mulch

Integrated Pest Management Programs for Pear Psylla, Cacopsylla pyricola (Förster) (Hemiptera: Psyllidae), Using Kaolin Clay and Reflective Plastic Mulch Reflective mulch plot Pear psylla, Cacopsylla pyricola (Förster) (Hemiptera: Psyllidae), is the most economically important pest…

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…
dark brown slug on a green leaf

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…