This 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. Update: We created four new videos to address recent developments in monitoring, trapping, management, and biological control.
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.
View our photo gallery of BMSB damage in apples, pears, cherries, corn, tomatoes, and more.
This new guidance document for vegetable growers provides a synopsis of what researchers have learned so far and management recommendations using an integrated approach. Available in English and Spanish.
Learn about currently open positions on the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug project.
Northwest growers should be on the lookout for brown marmorated stink bug. Source: Good Fruit Grower, December 7, 2015.
In the mid-Atlantic, vegetable crops are attacked by several different stink bug species. The primary pest species include the brown marmorated stink bug, brown stink bug, green stink bug, and harlequin bug. Source: Virginia Cooperative Extension, November 2015.
Red Delicious apples are their favorite food this fall; attics and walls are their favorite places to tuck in for the winter. Source: Harrison Patch, October 12, 2015.
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 that will protect our food, our environment, and our farms.