BMSB in the News
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.
March 9, 2015 Is Biocontrol Beating the Bug?
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.
March 6, 2015 Stink Bug Challenges Organic Growers
Researchers are testing trap crops as a way to manage brown marmorated stink bug. Source: Good Fruit Grower, March 5, 2015.
January 13, 2015 Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Is One to Watch on Corn This Year
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.
January 9, 2015 Research on Stink Bugs Earns John Jay’s Tess Woerner Tobin National Science Honor
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.
January 5, 2015 Small Pests a Big Worry for MPI Border Clearance Staff
Hundreds of foreign species have been intercepted coming in to New Zealand in the past few years, including the brown marmorated stink bug. Source: The Press (New Zealand), January 2, 2015.
December 15, 2014 Poland Wants U.S. Apple Access
The brown marmorated stink bug could set back integrated pest management, and breeding of apples for insect and disease resistance is an important step forward. Source: Capital Press, December 2, 2014.
December 15, 2014 Federated Farmers: Zero Biosecurity Risk a Myth
The Ministry for Primary Industries in New Zealand has increased surveillance efforts to prevent the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug entering the country. Source: Wairarapa Times-Age (New Zealand), December 13, 2014.
November 10, 2014 The idea of my own stink bug evokes a whiff of nostalgia
Hold your nose: the brown marmorated stink bug could be heading to Britain. Source: The Telegraph, November 10, 2014.
November 3, 2014 Controlling the Stinkers
Eastern fruit growers are working with research entomologists to recover their IPM systems using a new pheromone-baited trap. Source: Good Fruit Grower, November 3, 2014.
October 24, 2014 Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs Plaguing Midtown Sacramento
These persistent bugs are threatening the Central Valley’s agricultural industry and disheartening home gardeners. Source: The Sacramento Bee, October 24, 2014.
October 17, 2014 Stink Bugs Have Spread to 41 States; Can We Stop Them?
Parasitic wasps may be one solution to controlling the invaders’ march. Source: National Geographic, October 17, 2014.
October 6, 2014 Master Gardener: Marmorated stink bug threatens 100 plant species
The brown marmorated stink bug uses more than 100 different plant species for food, including many fruits, vegetables, field crops and landscape ornamentals. Source: The Daily News Online, October 6, 2014.
September 21, 2014 Feds Start Second Annual Census of Invasive Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs
Tracking where the stink bug shows up at this time of year may help people prevent them in the future. Source: The Columbus Dispatch, September 21, 2014.
September 16, 2014 Help the USDA Count Stink Bugs in West Virginia
The USDA Appalachian Fruit Research Station is looking for more “citizen scientists” to participate in its 2014 Great Stink Bug Count. Source: West Virginia Public Broadcasting, September 16, 2014.
September 3, 2014 Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Biology and Management Options Discussed in Open-access Journal Article
A new, open-access article in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management describes available management options for BMSB, as well as information about its origin and spread, its life stages and biology, and the types of damage it does to various host plants. Source: Entomology Today, September 3, 2014.
September 2, 2014 All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series: Kudzu Bug and Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
Learn about two new invasive insects in this webinar presented by Dr. Michael Toews (Univ. of Georgia) and Dr. Tracy Leskey (USDA ARS). September 5 at 2:00 pm EDT.
August 26, 2014 Photo Slices Provide Detailed Images of Tiny Wasps for Biocontrol Efforts
Using specialized digital photography methods, USDA scientists are providing valuable taxonomic support to researchers examining Asian Trissolcus species for potential use against BMSB. Source: Entomology Today, Aug 26, 2014.
August 21, 2014 Stink Bugs Wreak Havoc on Willamette Valley Crops
The brown marmorated stink bug is affecting peppers, peach, and pear crops near Portland, Oregon. Source: KGW.com, Aug 21, 2014.
July 25, 2014 Kicking up a stink over another unwanted pest
The brown marmorated stink bug is keeping biosecurity managers awake at night in New Zealand. Source: Manawatu Standard, July 25, 2014.
July 16, 2014 USDA Researchers Identify Stink Bug Attractant
USDA researchers have deciphered the chemical signals the brown marmorated stink bug uses to attract other stink bugs, opening the door to the development of new traps and pest control technologies. Source: USDA Agricultural Research Service, July 16, 2014.
June 9, 2014 Alarmed by new invader, Minn. ready to strike back at stink bug
Minnesota researchers will monitor the insect’s spread and try to identify a biological control for the bug. Source: StarTribune, June 9, 2014.
May 12, 2014 How to kill stink bugs like a wonk
A simple home-built stink bug trap is both cheaper and more effective than several store-bought traps. Source: The Washington Post, May 12, 2014.
May 7, 2014 How to Trap Stink Bugs Video
This short video demonstrates a simple and effective technique to trap stink bugs at home using just an aluminum pan, soapy water, and a desk lamp. Source: Virginia Tech’s Vimeo Channel.
May 7, 2014 Citizen-Scientists Assisting on Stink Bug Project
Virginia Tech researchers have enlisted citizen-scientists to test a low-cost trap to catch stink bugs in houses. Source: PCT Online, May 7, 2014.
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