The brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) is here to stay. Found in the U.S. in the late 1990s, this pest attacks peppers, tomatoes, pumpkins, sweet corn, apples, peaches, and several other fruits and vegetables. Plus, it can be found in virtually all states – from Virginia to Washington. To help you battle this pest, American Vegetable Grower spoke to Brett Blaauw, a research associate at Rutgers University, who works on sustainable pest management practices to control BMSB. He offers insight on scouting techniques, sustainable control options, and more… The benefits and costs for each type of control often will be dependent on grower needs and interests. As part of a multi-state grant lead by Anne Nielsen of Rutgers University and funded by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative grant, we have investigated these methods for BMSB management.
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