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.

Travel Award to Rob

Congratulations to Rob for receiving the Monsanto Student Travel Award, which will provide funds for his travel to this year’s Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America in Austin, TX in November.

New funding to study habitat diversification in cucurbits

Our project titled “Integrating reduced tillage and flowering windbreaks for insect and weed management in cucurbits” has been funded by NIFA’s North Central Regional Integrated Pest Management Program for two years. This research is a collaboration between our and Dan Brainard’s (MSU, Horticulture) lab and will provide partial funding for two graduate students.

EEBB Distinguished Student Speaker

Rob has been selected by MSU’s EEBB (Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior Program) to be one of the two Distinguished Student Speakers for Spring 2014. Rob will be giving a 45 min presentation on his research to members of the EEBB program, and receive a travel fellowship.

New celery funding!

Jeremy’s research on celery leaftier and aphids was funded by MSU’s Project GREEEN. This funding is granted for research that will make a positive impact on Michigan’s plant agricultural industries and is able to integrate research and extension activities.

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)
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