Our lab works on ecological, behavioral and evolutionary questions related to arthropod pests of vegetables. Ultimately our goal is to provide vegetable growers with new and improved integrated pest management tools and to help implement those in their production practices. At the same time we also aim to gain a basic understanding of the processes involved, such as trophic interactions in agroecosystems, chemical ecology of insect-plant interactions and evolution of resistance traits. The experimental methods we use vary widely in scale from molecular, bench-top to greenhouse tests, to field and on-farm trials. The nature of our projects requires collaboration with colleagues in entomology and in a range of other disciplines within and outside Michigan. Currently we are identifying research projects; so if you have a pest problem that you would like us to hear about or if you are a potential collaborator, please contact us.


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