Resources for Organic Farmers
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
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 online 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 online 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 online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1653/024.097.0211
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 online 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 online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvw006
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For more information about brown marmorated stink bugs, including how to identify them and where to report a sighting, please visit the following websites:
Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs Webinar
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.
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
Local news coverage: Stink bug invasion
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
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