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.

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!

Barley seeding at Montcalm – May 17, 2010

Check out photos of our day at the Montcalm Farm, where we seeded barely into the borders of carrot plots.

Lab renovation update – April 21, 2010

Check out the PHOTOS! We have finally moved back into the labs for the most part and found a new home for our colonies and equipment. With field season upon us, this all happened just in time!

New lab member! – April 16, 2010

We are very happy that Alex Bryant will be joining the lab in June 2010. This summer Alex will be developing her Ph.D. research project and she will be looking at the effects of strip tillage and habitat complexity on herbivores and natural enemies in different vegetable cropping systems in Michigan. Most of her research will be done at research stations in different parts of MI. Welcome Alex and good luck!

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