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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.



August 20, 2014 2014 Great Stink Bug Count

Why do some homeowners deal with thousands of BMSBs showing up at their homes and others have almost none? Help our researchers find out. Participate in the “2014 Great Stink Bug Count.” Download your participant form.



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.



October 6, 2014 Master Gardener: Marmorated stink bug threatens 100 plant species

The brown marmorated stink bug uses more than 100 different plant species for food, including many fruits, vegetables, field crops and landscape ornamentals. Source: The Daily News Online, October 6, 2014.



September 21, 2014 Feds Start Second Annual Census of Invasive Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs

Tracking where the stink bug shows up at this time of year may help people prevent them in the future. Source: The Columbus Dispatch, September 21, 2014.



September 3, 2014 Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Biology and Management Options Discussed in Open-access Journal Article

A new, open-access article in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management describes available management options for BMSB, as well as information about its origin and spread, its life stages and biology, and the types of damage it does to various host plants. Source: Entomology Today, September 3, 2014.



September 2, 2014 All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series: Kudzu Bug and Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Learn about two new invasive insects in this webinar presented by Dr. Michael Toews (Univ. of Georgia) and Dr. Tracy Leskey (USDA ARS). September 5 at 2:00 pm EDT.



August 26, 2014 Photo Slices Provide Detailed Images of Tiny Wasps for Biocontrol Efforts

Using specialized digital photography methods, USDA scientists are providing valuable taxonomic support to researchers examining Asian Trissolcus species for potential use against BMSB. Source: Entomology Today, Aug 26, 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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