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.
Researchers unveil a list of 170 plants that the brown marmorated stink bug attacks, and web videos show how to monitor for infestations.
Researchers monitor the effect of cold weather on destructive pests. Source: The Washington Post, March 3, 2014.
Extreme winter temperatures may knock them back a bit, but temperature alone is not the only factor determining stink bug survival. Source: Newsworks.org, February 27, 2014.
Scientists have developed a way to extract saliva from stink bugs and identify the proteins in it, paving the way for new pest control methods. Source: Futurity.org, February 26, 2014.
The brutal winter cold and snow this year probably won’t decrease the stink bug population much in New Jersey. Source: Planet Princeton, February 26, 2014.
The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug has been causing trouble for homeowners and farmers from New Hampshire to California for three years. NPR's Alan Yu reports there may be a solution. Source: Here & Now, December 25, 2013
From coast to coast, the invasive insect is costing U.S. farmers millions in crop damage, and it has become a smelly nuisance for homeowners. Source: NPR, December 17, 2013
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.