Project Number: 1931-21000-019-29-S
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Sep 30, 2010
End Date: Sep 29, 2012
The objectives of this project include: (1) maintain a brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) colony; (2) evaluate currently registered insecticides against BMSB adults, nymphs, and/or eggs; and (3) evaluate alternative insecticides including those appropriate for conventional and organic orchards.
The BMSB has emerged as an extremely destructive pest of tree fruit throughout the mid-Atlantic. Many compounds typically used as cover sprays in tree fruit management programs have not provided reliable control of BMSBs. The intent of this work will be to identify insecticides that are effective against BMSB in order to develop management programs that are effective against BMSB in tree fruit orchards.