We focus on the biology and management of economically important insects. This includes invasive pests such as spotted wing Drosophila, and native pests such as blueberry stem gall wasp. Pollination is also critical for production of most berry crops, and we are investigating the ecology and management of wild bees and honey bees, and developing Integrated Crop Pollination strategies for sustainable fruit production. We conduct evaluations of insecticide efficacy in laboratory, greenhouse, research station, and farm settings to guide our IPM recommendations for berry crop growers.

Ready for year two? Help us find out where bumble bee queens overwinter!

Queen Quest 2020 is on!

The official blitz is Saturday October 20th but you and your team can collect data anytime!

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It's tailgating season! Sampling juice grape trials today with Jackie Perkins before harvest starts next week.

Sooo I accidentally bought jumbo forceps instead of large forceps for bumble bee colony work. Are they comically large and totally impractical? Yes. Will I seize every opportunity to use them, starting with comparing its size to common items for my own amusement? Also yes.

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Department of Entomology

288 Farm Lane
243 Natural Science Building
Michigan State University
East Lansing MI 48824
Phone 517-355-4633
Fax 517-432-7061

Dr. Rufus Isaacs

Berry Crops Entomology Lab
Department of Entomology
Michigan State University
578 Wilson Rd, Room 202
Center for Integrated Plant Systems
East Lansing MI 48824