Plant pathogen vectors

Aster leafhoppers can transmit a plant pathogen called aster yellows phytoplasma that causes economic losses to carrot and celery growers in Michigan. We are currently working on improving diagnostic methods to detect the phytoplasma in the leafhopper and surveying the leafhopper community to determine which species vector this disease. This project is lead by M.S. student, Patrick Stillson and is done in collaboration with Carolyn Malmstrom.

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