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Friday, January 28, 2011

Brown Marmorated Stinkbug

One of our presentations in Michigan was on the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug.  You may recall a blog on the redlined stinkbug last summer.  Well yet another invasive stinkbug may be upon us.  Tracy Lesky made the presentation.  She works for ARS in West Virginia.  Yes it has already been found in Illinois.  Yes it eats corn and soybeans along with a number of fruit and vegetable crops.  Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) seems to have the typical shield shape of most stink bugs, but none of the natural enemies. 

The only really effective controls seem to be the banned or soon to be banned organophosphate insecticides.  BMSB seems to develop a tolerance to other insecticides rather quickly.  It would probably be good advice to say that if you find any stink bugs you should identify species or have someone from Extension Service identify them to make sure you do not have one of the hard to control invasive species.

1 comment:

jason said...

why do really stink bugs comes at night and stayed at the lamps? I really hate them. creepy.