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.

Thesis defense

Congratulations to Nicole Quinn for successfully defending her MS thesis! Nicole’s graduate research focused on habitat management in cucurbits.

ESA student awards

Congrats to ESA graduate student competition 1st prize winners Ari Grode (MS) and Jessica Kansman (former undergrad). Ari won with his poster on onion thrips, and Jessica with her 10-min talk on celery leaftier pheromone.

M.S. Defenses

Congratulations to Jeremy Jubenville and Monica Hufnagel for successfully defending their M.S. theses this month. Jeremy’s research focused on the spatiotemporal distribution of insects in and around celery fields and Monica’s thesis work was on the relationship between Colorado potato beetles and wild potato species.

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