Location: Beneficial Insects Introduction Research
Project Number: 1926-22000-026-19
Start Date: Oct 01, 2012
End Date: Sep 30, 2013
Participate cooperatively with scientists at selected locations in the U.S. to assess exotic natural enemies for biological control of BMSB by: developing host test lists, establishing protocols for the evaluations, initiating colonies of native stink bugs to support host-specificity testing; providing biological control agents from USDA-ARS-BIIR cultures to cooperators, developing methods for conclusively identifying the agents including coordinating with taxonomists, and conducting host-specificity testing of candidate biological control agents to support petitions for filed release.