In collaboration with the Wetzel Lab we are studying the effect of heat waves on potatoes and Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata). This project is headed up by M.S. student, Josh Snook, who is conducting a series of experiments to examine the effect of heat waves at different times during the potato life cycle, tracking potato growth, potato yield, defoliation, insect survival, and larval growth.

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