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August 9, 2018 Scientists Spent Years on a Plan to Import This Wasp to Kill Stink Bugs. Then It Showed Up on Its Own.

The samurai wasp (Trissolcus japonicus) arrived by accident in the United States before scientists were ready to release it. Source: Science, Aug. 9, 2018.



August 7, 2018 Scientists Deploy Attract-and-Kill Trees against Stink Bugs

Rob Morrison, a research entomologist with the USDA-ARS Center for Grain and Animal Health Research, describes a method for baiting select border row trees with an aggregation pheromone of the brown marmorated stink bug.



July 18, 2018 Scientists Pick Up the Genetic Scent of Stink Bug Invaders

A new method that tests for insect DNA on farm produce could “revolutionize” agricultural pest surveillance. Source: Scientific American, July 12, 2018.



June 19, 2018 BMSB Management Survey for Commercial Producers

Participate in a nation-wide survey to gather information from farmers and growers on the economic impact of the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) on agriculture.



June 5, 2018 Scientific Publications

New articles published by our team of scientists and extension specialists in 2018.



May 29, 2018 BMSB Damage Gallery

View our photo gallery of BMSB damage in apples, pears, cherries, corn, tomatoes, and more.



May 29, 2018 Host Plants

Entomologists have been observing which plants BMSB typically uses for food and reproduction in its new environment.



March 12, 2018 When Twenty-Six Thousand Stink Bugs Invade Your Home

These uniquely versatile bugs are decimating crops and infiltrating houses all across the country. Will we ever be able to get rid of them? Source: The New Yorker, Mar. 12, 2018.



Overview

The brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stål), is a voracious eater that damages fruit, vegetable, and nut 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

Funding

USDA-NIFA Specialty Crop Research Initiative

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