Insect Management

Insect management is a significant challenge to sustainable production of specialty crops like apples, potatoes and leafy greens. Concerns about the toxicity of many synthetic insecticides, increasing resistance of insects to available chemical controls, and the elimination of natural enemies to many crop pests has led to a significant changes in the way that insect management research is now conducted. CSANR has supported research on novel, biologically and ecologically-based insect management practices for both organic and integrated cropping systems.

Featured Publications

Insect Management Strategies (PDF)

Eigenbrode, S., E. Bechinski, N. Bosque-Pérez, D. Crowder, A. Rashed, S. Rondon, B. Stokes. 2017. Chapter 11 In Yorgey, G. and C. Kruger, eds. Advances in Dryland Production Systems in the Pacific Northwest. Washington State University Extension, Pullman, WA.

Additional Publications

WSU Integrated Pest Management

WSU Entomology IPM website. Links to information on statewide IPM activities in Washington including crops, turf, garden, school grounds, and riparian buffers.

Peshastin Creek Areawide Organic Project

The Peshastin Creek Project was created as a joint effort between the Peshastin Creek Growers Association and the Pear Entomology Lab of the WSU Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center in Wenatchee. The research lab provides a monitoring service for the growers in the valley, to support their efforts toward increased use of environmentally-friendly pest […]

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