Food, fuel and fiber

Fruit orchardSecuring the world’s food supply. MSU entomologists collaborate with other scientists to develop sustainable systems that maximize crop yields, conserve beneficial insects, and minimize pesticide use, resulting in productive cropping systems. We also conduct pollinator research, teaching and extension programs focused on enhancing factors that contribute to maximizing the quantity and quality of crops pollinated by honey bees and other wild pollinators. View a gallery of images.

Note to prospective graduate students: Assistant, Associate and full Professors serve as graduate student major advisors. Professor Emeriti (retired professors), Adjunct Professors and Academic Specialists may serve on graduate student committees.

Field crops entomology

Fruit entomology

Ecology, behavior and spatial dynamics of insects or nematodes

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) research/extension programs

Nursery, Landscape, Turfgrass entomology

Pollination and pollinator health

Vegetable entomology