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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 3, 2015 Got Bugs? Are BMSB causing problems for you at your home or business?

The BMSB IPM Working Group would like to hear from you to learn more about the problems caused by BMSB and how you are tackling them via this survey.



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.



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.



June 15, 2015 Waiting for the Stink Bugs

A lot of different species emit a stink when threatened, among them the leaf-footed bugs and, of course, stink bugs. Source: CentralMaine.com, June 10, 2015.



May 22, 2015 Look Out, Stink Bugs Are Back

In Sacramento, pests that disappeared in November are coming out of hiding, ready to start another attack. Source: The Sacramento Bee, May 22, 2015.



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 that will protect our food, our environment, and our farms.

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

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