Vegetable Entomology - Szendrei Lab - Michigan State University

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  • Asparagus beetle

  • onion plot setup

  • Bees on cover crops

  • Onion extension meeting Grant 2015

  • plot maintenance

  • JB trap check

  • Hand weeding

  • Szendrei Lab, Spring 2016
  • Vegetable Entomology - Michigan State University
  • Cucumber field in Southwest Michigan
  • Asparagus beetle larvae
  • Onion research plot setup
  • Bee and hoverfly on mustard flowers
  • Extension meeting, Grant, MI 2015
  • Plot maintenance in Hart, MI
  • Checking a Japanese beetle trap in an asparagus field.
  • Hand weeding flower plots.
  • Szendrei Lab, Spring 2017
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.

Beans at SWMREC – July 9, 2010

Bean sampling at the Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Station, Benton Harbor, MI. See the photos:

Cabbage pictures! – July 2, 2010

Our collaborative project with Dan Brainard in cabbage keeps us busy looking for pests.

Irrigation set up in asparagus – June 10, 2010

Here is how to install irrigation successfully:

A day in the molecular lab – May 28, 2010

DNA extraction is easy…or maybe not?

Carrot seeding at SWMREC – May 26, 2010

Take a look at Courtney’s beautiful photos of our day in Southwest Michigan.

Celery fields – May 25, 2010

Celery fields forever! And some biocontrol in action!

Asparagus planting – May 19, 2010

See the photos of our day in Hart, MI where we planted a new asparagus field.

Potato seeding at Montcalm – May 18, 2010

We spent the day with seeding an entire field of potatoes BY HAND!! No small undertaking, but a job made easier by many busy hands. Check out the  photos!

Department of Entomology
288 Farm Lane
243 Natural Science Building
Michigan State University
East Lansing MI 48824
Phone 517-355-4633
Fax 517-432-7061

MSU AgBioResearch

109 Agriculture Hall
East Lansing, Michigan 48824


Dr. Zsofia Szendrei (
cell: 517-974-8610
fax: 517-432-7061
Vegetable Entomology Lab
Department of Entomology
Michigan State University
1129 Farm Lane, Room 348
Food Safety and Toxicology Bldg.
East Lansing MI 48824