Welcome to the Hausbeck Lab!

Cucurbit downy mildew sporangia

Sporangia of Pseudoperonospora cubensis, causal agent of cucurbit downy mildew

Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences
612 Wilson Road, 140 Plant Biology Laboratory
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1312

The Hausbeck Lab was established in 1990, and has graduated over 30 students in Plant Pathology.

Our research reflects the diversity of crops grown in Michigan and currently includes asparagus, snap bean, broccoli, cabbage, carrot, celery, cucurbits (cucumber, melon, pumpkin, squash), onion, pepper, tomato, greenhouse vegetable transplants, ginseng and hop.  We are also involved in greenhouse floriculture crops, with emphasis on poinsettia, geranium, cut flowers, bedding plants, and herbaceous potted plants.

Our goal is to reduce Michigan growers’ reliance on fungicides through novel and integrated management strategies and enhanced knowledge of pathogen etiology and epidemiology.