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Zsofia Szendrei looks at a mustard plot in a cucumber field.

Szendrei leads project on developing new tools to help organic cucurbit growers

Published on October 13, 2016

Vegetable entomologist Zsofia Szendrei is leading a team of researchers to develop new tools to help organic cucurbit growers address their most pressing needs with a nearly $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

New Entomologist Wetzel’s research on plant diversity published in Nature

Published on October 13, 2016

William Wetzel, Michigan State University's new entomologist, is the lead author in a recent study published in "Nature" on why a field with a variety of plants seems to attract fewer plant-eating insects than farm land with just one type of crop.

Landis and Delfosse honored as new ESA fellows

Published on October 11, 2016

Entomologists Doug Landis and Ernest "Del" Delfosse have been named fellows of the Entomological Society of America (ESA) for their outstanding contributions to entomology and career achievements that inspire other entomologists.

Karim Maredia (right) receives the International Leadership Award from the ICFA.

MSU agricultural scientist earns international leadership award in India

Published on September 27, 2016

MSU agricultural scientist Karim Maredia is the recipient of the International Leadership Award from the Indian Council of Food and Agriculture for his pioneering contributions in food and agriculture, particularly in Africa-India partnerships.

MSU entomologists help the greenhouse industry protect pollinators

Published on September 15, 2016

Two researchers from MSU's Department of Entomology, David Smitley and Zachary Huang, are joining a team of scientists led by Rutgers University in a $2.8 million USDA SCRI grant that will work with the ornamental horticulture industry.

Harvesting a Michigan cucumber field.

Szendrei partnering to improve pest control in vegetables while protecting pollinators

Published on September 7, 2016

Vegetable entomologist Zsofia Szendrei is part of a multi-state team of researchers awarded a $3.6 million USDA-Specialty Crop Research Initiative grant.

Featured entomology graduate student Dan Gibson

Published on August 30, 2016

Learn more about Dan Gibson's research with natural enemies, why he chose Michigan State University for graduate school and what inspired him to study entomology.

Nikki Rothwell talks to ABC chief meteorologist Ginger Zee about Michigan’s cherry production.

MSU Entomology alumni discuss climate impacts on cherries and hops with ABC’s Good Morning America

Published on August 23, 2016

In early August, ABC's Good Morning America chief meteorologist, Ginger Zee, visited the Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Center to film "Food Forecast: Cherries and beer hops are growing like crazy in Michigan."

Featured entomology undergraduate student Joseph Lonchar

Published on August 19, 2016

Learn about what inspired Joseph Lonchar to pursue an undergraduate degree in entomology, as well as his experiences working with the MSU Bug House, his two-cents on face mites, and advice he gives to others interested in studying entomology.

Matt Grieshop leads team to advance a fruit tree canopy delivery system

Published on August 15, 2016

The U.S.D.A.’s Specialty Crop Research Initiative has awarded Michigan State University entomologist and organic pest management expert Matt Grieshop and team $1.47 million to test the effectiveness of a canopy delivery system for fruit trees.

See news and honors in Entomology Department’s Summer 2016 issue of Bugged

Published on August 8, 2016

In this Summer 2016 issue of Bugged, you’ll read the stories that reflect the range of work where our Department of Entomology is excelling.

MSU entomologist Barry Pittendrigh examines a cowpea

Entomologists and teams are battling insects with capacity building

Published on August 2, 2016

Read about the overlapping work of entomologists Jim Miller, Barry Pittendrigh, Karim Maredia and his former Spartan student Dieudonne Baributsa to address pest concerns on the African continent.

Entomology doctoral student awarded $12,000 NCR-SARE grant

Published on July 25, 2016

Adam Ingrao received a North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education graduate student grant for his work on "Luring generalist predators from field borders to control crop pests."

Rufus Isaacs on how more wild bee habitats would benefit growers

Published on July 11, 2016

Hear Isaacs talk with WKAR

Pollinator science “on tap” draws a crowd

Published on June 29, 2016

Over 100 people attended the new pollinator event, Beez and Brewz, on June 21, for a fun evening of short presentations about the current status of bees in Michigan with a fermented beverage angle.

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