Landscape Factors

Landscape factors, such as nearby structures, roads, and different land use types, could affect how severe a risk BMSB poses to agriculture. Researchers are just beginning to unravel the mysteries of the insect in the natural landscape. Since BMSB targets a wide range of host plants, these factors can make it difficult to defend valuable crops. As researchers gather emerging information about how landscape factors affect the movement of BMSB, we will post the best and most practical information here.

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