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.

New fact sheet – Nov. 14, 2011

Check out our new MSU fact sheet on ‘Caterpillar pests in cole crops’, on our website under the tabs ‘Extension > Publications > Cole crops’. This will be available free of charge at the Great Lakes Expo, Grand Rapids, MI, Dec. 6-8, 2011.

Travel Awards to ESA 2011 – Oct. 5, 2011

Alex and Rob received the Hutson Funds from MSU to support their travel to and stay at the 2011 Entomology meeting in Reno, Nevada in November. Both grad students will be presenting 10-min oral presentations in the student competition on their 2011 results. Good luck!

Extension meetings – summer 2011

Here are some of the extension events for this summer, where you can learn more about what we do:

  • Consultant’s Breakfast, Hart, MI July 19, 7-8AM;
  • Vegetable Twilight Meeting, Capac, MI, July 20, 6-9PM;
  • Vegetable Twilight Meeting, Dundee, MI, July 26, 6-9PM;
  • Potato Field Day, Montcalm, MI, August 11;
  • Onion Twilight Meeting, Gun Lake Marsh, August 18, 6-9PM


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