Resources for Organic Farmers


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:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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:

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


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


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


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


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

Article published in : 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