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Tracking the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

This 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. Update: We created four new videos to address recent developments in monitoring, trapping, management, and biological control.


 
August 28, 2017 Parasitoids of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Workshop

Register now for a specialized training workshop covering parasitoids of the BMSB. The workshop will be offered January 17 and 18, 2018, at the University of Florida.



May 25, 2017 Who Are the Native Natural Enemies of BMSB?

The list of native natural enemies that attack brown marmorated stink bug includes other species of insects, spiders, and even some birds and mammals.



May 23, 2017 Trissolcus japonicus – the samurai wasp

A key natural enemy of brown marmorated stink bug is the egg parasitoid Trissolcus japonicus, also known as the “samurai wasp”. These stingerless warriors search for and destroy 60–90% of BMSB eggs in Asia.



January 11, 2017 Stakeholder Advisory Panel Meeting, November 2016

Download presentations from the Stakeholder Advisory Panel Meeting, held November 2, 2016, in Raleigh, North Carolina.



October 13, 2016 Available Positions

Learn about currently open positions on the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug project.



August 15, 2016 Grapes

This new guidance document for grape growers provides a synopsis of what researchers have learned so far and management recommendations using an integrated approach. Available in English and Spanish.



July 25, 2016 Small Fruit

This new guidance document for small fruit growers provides a synopsis of what researchers have learned so far and management recommendations using an integrated approach. Available in English and Spanish.



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

Collaborators