Bugged: MSU Department of Entomology newsletter
Published on October 21, 2020
Michigan State University has received a four-year, $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Research Initiative to improve blueberry pollination.
Published on October 20, 2020
Brenna Jeffs talks about her service as Bug Club president, educating the public as a Bug House volunteer, and how she came to love entomology.
MSU entomologists join $5.4 million effort to develop sustainable management of spotted wing Drosophila
Published on October 13, 2020
The new grant aims to develop systems-based integrated management programs of the invasive fruit fly spotted wing Drosophila, a major pest of fruit.
Published on October 12, 2020
Ned Walker, a professor in the MSU Department of Entomology, has received a $100,000 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to examine insecticide-treated resting stations that kill mosquitoes carrying Eastern Equine Encephalitis.
MSU researchers examine how people reinvent techniques they have learned through educational animations
Published on October 7, 2020
Animated SAWBO videos produce desired results even when users slightly deviated from processes
Published on September 25, 2020
Michigan State University entomology assistant professor Will Wetzel and his lab analyze how extreme weather events and climate variability can influence interactions between insects and plants.
Published on September 24, 2020
Virus or no virus, MSU Entomology continues to attract great students, staff and faculty, expand our capabilities and enjoy support from alumni, industry partners, students and anyone impacted by insects. Read more in this issue of Bugged.
Published on September 23, 2020
MSU's La Cosecha (a Spanish word for harvest) program, which provides training for first- and next-generation Latino/a farmers in Michigan, has received a $600,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
Michigan State University strengthens commitment to Michigan bees and beekeepers with two new positions
Published on August 28, 2020
Meghan Milbrath and Ana Heck’s new job assignments will boost pollinator outreach and research at MSU.
Published on August 21, 2020
MSU researchers’ work may help plant breeders create crop seed mixes less attractive to pests based on plant chemical diversity.
Published on August 17, 2020
Michigan State University Extension and MSU AgBioResearch hosted a virtual soybean field day Wednesday, Aug. 26 from 8 to 10 a.m.
National study documents U.S. specialty crop farmers can increase yields through improved pollination
Published on July 29, 2020
Largest study of its kind highlights opportunities to improve food security.
Published on July 24, 2020
Graduate student Louise Labbate talks about her time at MSU and how a fellow Spartan sparked her desire to learn more about entomology.
Published on July 16, 2020
Undergraduate student Michael Kalwajtys shares experiences with entomology and how its uniqueness offers endless opportunities to go outside and learn hands-on.
Published on July 13, 2020
MSU researcher: Potential promise at mitigating the evolution of pesticide resistance