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.
NEW These recommendations for the mid-Atlantic U.S. are based on demonstrated efficacy in research trials. Source: Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Working Group, April 2014.
Stink bug infestations have spread to 41 states and Europe’s farm basket, having lived through the super-cold and snowy winter by making their own antifreeze. Source: Washington Examiner, April 8, 2014.
Winter’s freezing temperatures may not be enough to rid the Mid-Atlantic of these annoying and destructive pests. Source: Baltimore Sun, March 12, 2014.
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 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.