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  • Featured entomology undergraduate student Lidia Komondy

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    Posted on October 21, 2016 1:54pm

    Undergraduate student Lidia Komondy shares her best experiences with entomology and why she thinks honey bees are cute.


  • MSU Entomology class project featured in Science

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    Posted on October 18, 2016 12:57pm

    It’s not every day your class project is featured in the world’s leading scientific journal, but it can happen. Just ask Michigan State University graduate students Liz Davidson-Lowe, Bahodir Eschanov, Sara Hermann, Andrew Myers, Logan Rowe and Saisi Xue.

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

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    Posted on October 13, 2016 3:23pm

    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’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture.

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

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    Posted on October 13, 2016 11:36am

    William “Will” 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

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    Posted on October 11, 2016 3:09pm

    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 earns international leadership award in India

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    Posted on September 27, 2016 9:05am

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

    The award was presented to Maredia on Sept. 8 in New Delhi, India by governors of the two Indian states: Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, and the ICFA Chairman. More than 200 senior officials, scientists, farmers and other dignitaries from public and private organizations in India and the international community were present at the award ceremony, including MSU International Studies and Programs Dean Steven Hanson.


  • MSU entomologists help the greenhouse industry protect pollinators

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    Posted on September 15, 2016 10:56am

    Two researchers from MSU‘s Department of EntomologyDavid 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 to provide safer plants for pollinators.

  • Szendrei partnering to improve pest control in vegetables while protecting pollinators

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    Posted on September 7, 2016 10:55am

    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

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    Posted on August 30, 2016 10:26am

    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. 

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

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    Posted on August 23, 2016 3:21pm

    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.”

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