• Asparagus beetle larvae

    Asparagus beetle larvae

  • Checking a pitfall trap

    Checking a pitfall trap

  • Spreading mulch

    Spreading mulch

  • Heatwave cages in potato

    Heatwave cages in potato

  • Squash bee nectar feeding

  • Honey bee hives near cucumber fields

Research in the Vegetable Entomology Lab focuses on the ecology and management of arthropods that occur in vegetable production. We are interested in pollination, chemical ecology, biological control, habitat management, insect transmitted plant diseases and behavioral pest management.

Our squash #bee citizen scientists braved the heat today! We had another successful workshop in Novi. #mastergardeners are the best! Our next workshop is in Grand Rapids, 775 Ball NE, July 25, 9-11am! ⁦@MSUEntomology⁩

We’re excited to invite applications to be our new chairperson! Description and link to apply: https://t.co/3WgENIhEyX Looking for a visionary leader for our dynamic department. Please share and encourage candidates. #msujobs #spartaninsects

Colorado potato beetle larvae everywhere!!! They look like they are enjoying life feeding on these potato plants at the Montcalm Potato Research Farm.

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Featured project

As part of a USDA Organic Research and Extension Initiative funded grant on organic cucurbit (squash, melon, cucumber, gourds, etc.) management we are conducting a citizen science project to survey bees in cucurbit flowers. Our goal is to better understand cucurbit pollination, in particular we are interested in the role of squash bees and the impact of farm management practices on them.

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

Vegetable Entomology Lab
Department of Entomology
Michigan State University
1129 Farm Lane, Room 348
Food Safety and Toxicology Bldg.
East Lansing MI 48824