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.
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.
Our project team has classified crops according to their risk to BMSB damage. View this document to find out which specialty crops are at greatest risk.
Brown marmorated stink bugs are coming out of their dormant winter state in droves, while researchers continue their quest to figure out ways to control the invasive insect. Source: Hamilton Spectator (Hamilton, Ontario), April 8, 2015.
Stink bug damage in mid-Atlantic orchards was less last year, restoring hope for the future of IPM. Source: Good Fruit Grower, March 8, 2015.
Researchers are testing trap crops as a way to manage brown marmorated stink bug. Source: Good Fruit Grower, March 5, 2015.
The brown marmorated stink bug has been detected in seven Alabama counties and suspected in two more counties, based on corn ear damage. Source: Southeast Farm Press, January 13, 2015.
High school senior is named a semi-finalist in the Intel Science Talent Search for work on the brown marmorated stink bug with Dr. George Hamilton of Rutgers University. Source: Bedford-Katonah Patch, January 9, 2015.
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.