Alex’s cabbage project is over (at least the field part of it)…check out the photos of the cabbage harvest.
Aster leafhoppers that were reared in the greenhouse were released in our carrot plots, testing the effect of trap crop borders, and borders with systemic and contact insecticide treatments.
For our aster leafhopper-weed interaction study in carrots, we transplanted our weeds at the Southwest Michigan Research Station.
On July 21 and 22, EPA employees along with MSU campus administrative personnel came to visit the vegetable industry in MI – field trips to different regions of MI took the group to all major vegetable growing regions. This was a great opportunity for the industry to raise issues of concern and bring it to the attention of people in regulatory roles. The attendees received information on ongoing research in different disciplines conducted on farm or at research stations.
Our collaborative experiment with Dave Douches requires the use of large field cages to test potato lines for resistance to Colorado potato beetles. Field cages were set up on July 8 and 9 on MSU campus. Thanks to all the busy hands from the Douches and Szendrei labs who helped in this effort!
Bean sampling at the Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Station, Benton Harbor, MI. See the photos:
Read the latest news article from Vegetable Growers’ News on our lab.
Our collaborative project with Dan Brainard in cabbage keeps us busy looking for pests.
Here is how to install irrigation successfully:
DNA extraction is easy…or maybe not?