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Tracking the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

This new video series shows growers and others how to identify BMSB, why this pest is important in agriculture, and what’s at stake if we don’t stop it.


 
September 29, 2014 From Asia: Sustainable Insights into Stink Bugs

A collection of articles originally published in Asia yields a bounty of insights into the brown marmorated stink bug.



December 15, 2014 Poland Wants U.S. Apple Access

The brown marmorated stink bug could set back integrated pest management, and breeding of apples for insect and disease resistance is an important step forward. Source: Capital Press, December 2, 2014.



December 15, 2014 Federated Farmers: Zero Biosecurity Risk a Myth

The Ministry for Primary Industries in New Zealand has increased surveillance efforts to prevent the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug entering the country. Source: Wairarapa Times-Age (New Zealand), December 13, 2014.



November 3, 2014 Controlling the Stinkers

Eastern fruit growers are working with research entomologists to recover their IPM systems using a new pheromone-baited trap. Source: Good Fruit Grower, November 3, 2014.



October 28, 2014 Available Positions

Learn about currently open positions on the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug project.



October 24, 2014 Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs Plaguing Midtown Sacramento

These persistent bugs are threatening the Central Valley’s agricultural industry and disheartening home gardeners. Source: The Sacramento Bee, October 24, 2014.



October 17, 2014 Stink Bugs Have Spread to 41 States; Can We Stop Them?

Parasitic wasps may be one solution to controlling the invaders’ march. Source: National Geographic, October 17, 2014.



Overview

The brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stål), is a voracious eater that damages fruit, vegetable, and ornamental crops in North America. With funding from USDA’s Specialty Crop Research Initiative, our team of more than 50 researchers is uncovering the pest’s secrets to find management solutions for growers, seeking strategies that will protect our food, our environment, and our farms.

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