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.

High temperatures this week are driving very rapid blueberry bloom. Some thoughts on the implications posted in our @MSUExtension Fruit News, with @Jenna_M_Walters and @MIbluedoc. https://t.co/YVGo2hi2oi

Congratulations to @gmquinla on her stellar dissertation defense! And for completing the Ph.D program in @MSUEntomology and @EEBBGradGroup exploring interactions between bees and landscapes. Excited to see what the future brings! Good luck from all of us in the @IsaacsLab 🥳🍾

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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