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