Person using a reverse leaf blower to sample insects in a corn field.

Nottingham Entomology

Welcome!  The Nottingham Entomology lab is based out of WSU’s Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center in Mount Vernon. Our primary goal is emphasize the development of ecologically and quantitatively based integrated pest management (IPM) through applied research and education for regional crops of significance in Northwestern Washington. Topics include insect behavior, phenology, biological control, cultural control, and chemical control.

Current Research

What’s New in the Lab

Claire Wins Poster Award

Claire Winslow (first semester Master’s student) won 2nd place for her poster on Spotted Wing Drosophila Integrated Pest Management at the Entomological Society of America’s Pacific Branch Meeting in Hawaii in April 2024. This was Claire’s first poster and conference as a graduate student, so it was very exciting for her and the lab.

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 […]