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.
An integrated pest management program running since the 1980s has led to fresh insights about a new invader. Scientists are deploying maps to aid the fight.
August 28, 2012 New Penn State website seeks stink bugs
Researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences ask the public for help in tracking the brown marmorated stink bug. Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 2012
July 26, 2012 Researchers discover the brown marmorated stink bug’s winter hideout
New insights into the invasive pest's behavior could help growers protect farms located near woodlands.
June 1, 2012 Management options for BMSB in Pennsylvania fruit orchards, 2012
The brown marmorated stink bug continues to dominate the list of potentially most damaging insect pests in Pennsylvania fruit orchards, dictating most insect pest management activities. Source: Penn State Extension