About Us

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 researchers has mobilized to form a defense against the invasive pest brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB). We are working to find management solutions for growers, seeking strategies that will protect our food, our environment, and our farms.

Project Team

More than 50 researchers from 10 institutions across the United States work together on our project team. Find the names of our project directors and participants, as well as project groups on specific crop types and topics.

Goals and Funding

Learn about the scale of the biological, economic, and sociological risk of BMSB in dollar terms, and see in broad outline our plan to tackle it.

Reports and Presentations

Read scientific publications, presentations, and posters about the project research, as well as media reports featuring researchers on the project.

Our Experts in the Media

See how members of our project team have served as a resource for news media, helping to bring scientific understanding of BMSB to the public.