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February 21, 2017 New Project Targets BMSB – Sustainably

Specialty crop growers throughout the country will benefit from a new $3.7 million USDA grant won by North Carolina State University to find sustainable control options for the invasive brown marmorated stink bug. Source: Growing Produce, October 30, 2016.



May 31, 2016 Finally, Some Good News about Stink Bugs

You’ll likely notice fewer of those troublemaking, invasive stink bugs this year. Source: WTOP.com, May 26, 2016.



May 16, 2016 Meet the Stink Bug's Worst Nightmare

A wasp no bigger than a flea could be the best tool against brown marmorated stink bug. Source: Good Fruit Grower, March 10, 2016.



March 28, 2016 Native Predators May Be Having a Larger Impact than Expected on Invasive Stink Bug

Missing egg masses lead researchers to study native predators of the brown marmorated stink bug. Source: Entomology Today, March 25, 2016.



December 7, 2015 Stink Bug Continues Its Spread

Northwest growers should be on the lookout for brown marmorated stink bug. Source: Good Fruit Grower, December 7, 2015.



October 12, 2015 Stink Bugs: Attacking Orchards, Invading Harrison Homes

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.



September 21, 2015 Finally: Stink Bug Killer Discovered, and It's from Asia, Too

Federal scientists who for years have been searching for a natural killer of the brown marmorated stink bug accidentally imported from Asia have finally gotten a lucky break. Source: Washington Examiner, September 15, 2015.



August 26, 2015 Stink Bug Research Continues at University of Delaware

Researchers are taking a closer look at how brown marmorated stink bugs are causing damage to developing ears of sweet corn, and their findings could lead to better pest management strategies. Source: UDaily, August 25, 2015.



July 28, 2015 Stink Bugs Studied at Shepherd University

Professor Clarissa Mathews and students at Shepherd University are looking for environmentally benign ways to prevent brown marmorated stink bugs from damaging organically grown crops. Source: Herald Mail Media, July 19, 2015.



July 13, 2015 Stink Bugs’ Tree Host Preferences May Provide Management Clues

Scientists from Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia have found that Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs prefer certain wild hosts, including tree of heaven, catalpa, yellowwood, paulownia, cherry, walnut, redbud, and grape. Source: Entomology Today, June 30, 2015.



July 13, 2015 Stink Bugs Have Strong Taste for Ripe Fruit

A new study shows that stink bugs have a strong preference for ripe fruit, and they track their favorite fruits throughout the growing season in an effort to maximize access to food. Source: Phys.org, June 29, 2015.



May 17, 2015 Graduate Student Collects Stink Bugs for Research

Virginia Tech graduate student John Aigner received an overwhelming response after tweeting to the public about stink bug breakouts. Source: Collegiate Times, February 17, 2015.



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