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StopBMSB.org Website Launches Latest Stink Bug Science

Posted: September 11, 2012

The brown marmorated stink bug is advancing, yet its secrets are unraveling. Today a team of more than 50 researchers launches a website bringing its latest findings to growers in North America. The group is solving the mysteries of this pest that damages a huge range of fruit, vegetable, and ornamental crops. You’ll find a photo identification guide and recommendations for how to control it.

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, a team of researchers is uncovering the pest’s secrets to find management solutions for growers, seeking strategies that will protect our food, our environment, and our farms.

Dr. Greg Krawczyk is the Penn State Extension Entomologist involved in this Brown Marmorated Stink Bug research initiative.

To connect to the researchers’ sites, send a specimen for identification, and report a sighting, go to:
 
http://www.StopBMSB.org/