Resources for Organic Farmers

Publications

Abram, P.K. et al. 2017. Indigenous Arthropod Natural Enemies of the Invasive Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in North America and Europe. J. Pest Science 90:1009-1020. Available at: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10340-017-0891-7

Bessin, R., R. Dobson, J. Moore and M. Rogers. 2016. Exclusion of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug with Selective Screening for Organic Production. eOrganic article. Available at http://articles.extension.org/pages/73595

Blaauw, B. C. Matthews, T. Leskey, R.W. Morrison, A.L. Nielsen. 2017. Measuring Host Plant Selection and Retention of Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) by a Trap Crop. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 163: 197-208.Available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/eea.12571/full

Dobson, R., M. Rogers, J. Moore, and R. Bessin. 2016. Exclusion of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug from Peppers Using Barrier Screens. HortTechnology 26: 191-198. Available at http://horttech.ashspublications.org/content/26/2/191.abstract

Lee, D.-H., A. L. Nielsen and T. C. Leskey. 2014. Dispersal Capacity and Behavior of Nymphal Stages of Nymphal Stages of Halymorpha halis (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) Evaluated Under Laboratory and Field Conditions. Journal of Insect Behavior. 27:5. 639-651. Available at http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10905-014-9456-2/fulltext.html

Lee, D.-H., B.D. Short, A.L. Nielsen and T.C. Leskey. 2014. Impact of Organic Insecticides on the Survivorship and Mobility of Halymopha halis (Stål) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) in the Laboratory. Florida Entomologist 97:2. 414-421. Available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1653/024.097.0211

Matthews, C.R., B. Blaauw, G. Dively, J. Kotcon, J. Moore, D. Pfeiffer, J.F. Walgenbach, C. Welty, G. Zinati, A.L. Nielsen. 2017. Evaluating a Polyculture Trap Crop for Organic Management of Halyomorpha halys (Heiptera: Pntatomidae) and Endimic Stink Bugs in Bell Peppers. J. Pest Science 90: 1245-1255. Available at https://www.cabdirect.org/cabdirect/abstract/20173287808

Morrison, W.R. III, C.R. Matthews, and T.C. Leskey. 2016. Frequency, efficiency, and physical characteristics of predation by generalist predators of brown marmorated stink bug (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) eggs. Biological Control. 97: June 2016. 120-130. Available at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1049964416300366

Nielsen, A.L., G.Dively, J.M. Pote, G. Zinati, C. Matthews.2016. Identifying a Potential Trap Crop for a Novel Insect Pest, Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae), in Organic Farms. Environmental Entomology 2016 1-7. Available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvw006

Pote, J.M. and A.L. Nielsen. 2017. Life Stage Specific Predation of Halyomprpha halys (Stal) by Generalist Predators. Biological Control 114: 1-7. Available at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1049964417301482

Fact Sheets

BMSB Natural Enemies Fact Sheet (double sided)

In PDF format. Requires Adobe or other PDF viewer. 


 

Year 2 Stakeholder Report

 

Year 1 Summary Brochure 

Stakeholder Report - Year 1


Websites

For more information about brown marmorated stink bugs, including how to identify them and where to report a sighting, please visit the following websites:

http://njaes.rutgers.edu/stinkbug/

www.stopbmsb.org

 

A simplified key to stink bugs of Ontario  or  A complete key to sitnk bugs of Ontario

 Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs Webinar

Webinar description

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug is a highly pervasive pest that can cause severe losses for both conventional and organic growers in a wide variety of crops. This webinar will cover background information on BMSB biology and population ecology including identification and distribution. It will include a preliminary discussion of management tactics that are amenable to organic production systems including organic insecticides and biological control; however, this webinar will be primarily about the biology of the insect and future webinars will discuss management in more detail. A recently funded USDA OREI project led by Rutgers University is currently investigating the application of core organic management options developed through an enhanced understanding of BMSB dispersal and whole-farm movement.

Handout of the slides for this webinar

Video: CSI: BMSB Egg Mass Damage

 Press coverage featuring our project

 Maryland

Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission: The Organic Vegetable Twilight Tour focused on weed management, tillage, beneficials, etc.

Local agricultural newspaper: BMSBs shown to be behaviorally manipulated

North Carolina

Local news coverage: Stink bug invasion

Tennessee

Article from AG Professional: Organic management of brown marmorated stink bugs?

Article published in ag.tennessee.edu : UT Institute of Agriculture to research organic management of brown marmorated stink bug

Article published in Knoxville News Sentinel: Stinky bugs, big eaters: UT studying ways to battle Asian stink bugs

 West Virginia

Article in the Exponent Telegram: Dreaded stink bugs set to make reappearance shortly

Article in the Washington Post: Residents sought to help in stink bug study 

Article in the Washington Examiner: Feds build citizen army to attract and annihilate stink bugs: 100,000 found in a shed 

NBC4 Washington News: Study Aims to Determine Why Stink Bugs Choose Some Homes and Not Others

West Virginia Public Radio: Residents sought to help in stink bug study