Vegetable Entomology - Szendrei Lab - Michigan State University

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  • Asparagus beetle

  • onion plot setup

  • Onion extension meeting Grant 2015

  • plot maintenance

  • JB trap check

  • Hand weeding

  • Szendrei Lab, Spring 2016
  • Vegetable Entomology - Michigan State University
  • Installing a pitfall trap
  • Asparagus beetle larvae
  • Onion research plot setup
  • Extension meeting, Grant, MI 2015
  • Plot maintenance in Hart, MI
  • Checking a Japanese beetle trap in an asparagus field.
  • Hand weeding flower plots.
  • Master Gardener volunteers looking for bees in squash.
  • Squash bees
Research in the Vegetable Entomology Lab focuses on the ecology and management of arthropods that occur in vegetable production. Research themes include chemical ecology, biological control, habitat management, and behavioral pest management. The methods we use range all the way from the field to the molecular lab.

Lab alumni for leadership roles

Former grad students Rob Morrison and Nicole Quinn, and former undergraduate research assistant Jessica Kansman have been nominated for leadership roles in the Entomological Society of America. Zsofia Szendrei was elected for the Plant – Insect Ecosystems Section of the Environmental Entomology Editorial Board. Read more here.

40 under 40 award to Adam

The Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ News selected former Ph.D. student, Adam Ingrao, for their 40 Under 40 award. These awards are given by a panel of industry experts who select members of the ‘Fruit + Vegetable 40 Under 40 Class of 2018‘. This honor is reserved exclusively for outstanding young industry professionals who are demonstrating exceptional commitment to making their mark in the industry through innovation and leadership. Adam will be featured, along with the rest of the Class of 2018, in the October 2018 issues of Fruit Growers News and Vegetable Growers News and, he will be honored at an event during the 2018 Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO on Tuesday, December 4th. Congratulations Adam on this distinguished honor!

Congratulations to our alumni!

Drs. Amanda Buchanan and Adam Ingrao are moving on to new jobs after making great advancements in asparagus entomology in our lab. Amanda as a postdoc was working on using flowering plants to enhance biocontrol of asparagus miner and, Adam did a Ph.D. on molecular gut content analysis of predators collected from asparagus agroecosystems and the chemical ecology of asparagus. We will miss both of you and good luck in your future endeavors!

Department of Entomology

http://www.ent.msu.edu
288 Farm Lane
243 Natural Science Building
Michigan State University
East Lansing MI 48824
Phone 517-355-4633
Fax 517-432-7061

MSU AgBioResearch

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Contact

Dr. Zsofia Szendrei (szendrei@msu.edu)
517-974-8610
Department of Entomology
Michigan State University
1129 Farm Lane, Room 348
Food Safety and Toxicology Bldg.
East Lansing MI 48824