Project Number: 8080-21000-024-08-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Sep 30, 2010
End Date: Sep 29, 2015
The objectives of this project include: 1) evaluation of existing and novel monitoring tools for the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB)in commercial apple orchards; 2) defining relative host preference and susceptibility of apple compared with other relevant crops; 3) evaluating the efficacy of currently labeled insecticides to manage the BMSB in apple orchards; and 4) identify novel attractants for use in monitoring traps.
The BMSB has emerged as an extremely destructive pest of tree fruit throughout the mid-Atlantic. The intent of this work will be to develop effective monitoring and management tools for the BMSB in apple orchards. The work will be conducted in collaboration with affected commercial growers over a two-year period.