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.

New publication

Our manuscript on onion thrips and bacterial leafblight interactions was published in the Journal of Economic Entomology. The lead author is former Master’s student, Ari Grode, who graduated earlier this year. Check out the paper here.

Oikos meta-analysis

Dr. Amanda Buchanan, postdoc, is lead author of a new meta-analysis on arthropod predator-prey non-consumptive effects. Co-authors are Sara Hermann (Ph.D. student in Landis lab), Margie Lund (Ph.D. student in this lab) and Zsofia Szendrei. Our article is open-access and was published online in the September 2017 issue of Oikos!

New publication

Adam Ingrao (Ph.D. student) is lead author of a new publication in Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment on biological control in Michigan asparagus fields. Co-authors include former postdoc, Dr. Jason Schmidt, now an assistant professor at University of Georgia and; former graduate and undergraduate students: Jeremy Jubenville, Ari Grode, Dave VanderZee, and Lidia Komondy.

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

109 Agriculture Hall
East Lansing, Michigan 48824
517-355-0123
http://agbioresearch.msu.edu/

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