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BMSB Management Survey for Commercial Producers

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

April 20, 2021 Stakeholder Advisory Panel Meeting, February 2021

Watch the recording and download presentations from the BMSB Stakeholder Advisory Panel Meeting, held February 17–18, 2021.



March 10, 2021 State-by-State

Our brown marmorated stink bug distribution map has been updated. BMSB has now been detected in Montana.



February 23, 2021 How Tiny Wasps Became Agricultural Defenders

Scientists are studying how different species of wasps can be used for insect biocontrol in the United States. Source: Smithsonian Magazine, Feb. 23, 2021.



December 29, 2020 Biological Control of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Targeted by Samurai Wasp

The samurai wasp—a tiny wasp that lays its eggs into the eggs of stink bugs—has made its way to North America. After discovering it in Michigan in 2018, researchers began a program to rear and redistribute more of this important parasitoid in the state. Source: Fruit Growers News, Dec. 29, 2020.



September 30, 2020 Scientific Publications

A list of new articles published by our team of scientists and extension specialists through 2020.



April 22, 2020 Stakeholder Advisory Panel Meeting, February 2020

Download presentations from the BMSB Stakeholder Advisory Panel Meeting, held February 19, 2020.



April 15, 2020 Annual Reports

The 2019 annual report for the project “Management of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in US Specialty Crops” is available for download.



October 2, 2019 Simpler Trap for Monitoring Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs Eyed

A new study establishes the reliability of a simpler, more cost-effective monitoring trap for brown marmorated stink bugs, which may make it easier for growers and integrated pest management professionals to decide if and when management methods are necessary. Source: Fruit Growers News, Oct. 2, 2019.



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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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