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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.


 
March 17, 2015 Asian wasp, enemy of stink bugs, found in the United States

The Asian wasp Trissolcus japonicus has been found in the wild in the United States. The wasp, native to the regions of Asia where the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) originates, is known to attack the eggs of BMSB and possibly other stink bugs.



March 9, 2015 Is Biocontrol Beating the Bug?

Stink bug damage in mid-Atlantic orchards was less last year, restoring hope for the future of IPM. Source: Good Fruit Grower, March 8, 2015.



March 6, 2015 Stink Bug Challenges Organic Growers

Researchers are testing trap crops as a way to manage brown marmorated stink bug. Source: Good Fruit Grower, March 5, 2015.



January 13, 2015 Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Is One to Watch on Corn This Year

The brown marmorated stink bug has been detected in seven Alabama counties and suspected in two more counties, based on corn ear damage. Source: Southeast Farm Press, January 13, 2015.



January 9, 2015 Research on Stink Bugs Earns John Jay’s Tess Woerner Tobin National Science Honor

High school senior is named a semi-finalist in the Intel Science Talent Search for work on the brown marmorated stink bug with Dr. George Hamilton of Rutgers University. Source: Bedford-Katonah Patch, January 9, 2015.



January 5, 2015 Small Pests a Big Worry for MPI Border Clearance Staff

Hundreds of foreign species have been intercepted coming in to New Zealand in the past few years, including the brown marmorated stink bug. Source: The Press (New Zealand), January 2, 2015.



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.



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.

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

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