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Nottingham Entomology


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.

2020 lab crew

Louis B. Nottingham, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Twitter: @LouisNottingham

We’re Hiring!

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

What’s New Page for Lab Happenings

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Reflective Mulch Field Trials at Parker Pears

Sam Parker, pear grower and social media extraordinaire, shares his experience being a cooperator on the Nottingham lab reflective mulch trials currently taking place in his organic pear orchard. Clicking the pic will take you…
two people walk between rows of cherry trees on white reflective fabric covering the orchard floor

Leafhopper Deterrence Linked to X Disease Management

Leafhopper Deterrence Linked to X Disease Management WSU entomologists and industry partners learn about X disease vectors to help the cherry industry optimize management. Work by the Nottingham lab on insecticide efficacy ("catching lots of…
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Codling Moth Task Force

Codling Moth Task Force Codling moth has been the key pest of pome fruits across the growing regions of Washington and Oregon for over 100 years. During that time, pest management programs regularly evolved as…

Wenatchee Life Page

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Evaluation of IPM for central WA pear orchards

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 of this project…
two people working in a pear orchard with reflective mulch

Reflective mulch for pear psylla

New Publication! Pear psylla, Cacopsylla pyricola (Förster), has remained the most challenging pest of commercial pears in Washington and Oregon, the top producers of pears in the United States. The lack of effective integrated pest…