Project Number: 8080-21000-024-20-A
Project Type: Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Apr 30, 2012
End Date: Jul 31, 2015
We propose to: 1) hold a two-day meeting of the entire Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Working Group membership to continuously evaluate existing and document new problems posed by BMSB; 2) refine priorities based on new information and perceived threats; and 3) hold a specific session dedicated to the development of priorities to serve the needs of the general public and strategies for delivering needed information.
The BMSB IPM Working Group has established itself as the primary platform for facilitating and coordinating research and outreach efforts for BMSB across the United States. The first formal BMSB Working Group meeting was held at the Appalachian Fruit Research Station in Kearneysville, WV, in June, 2010. Though much of the content has centered on agricultural problems, homeowners and consumers are affected as BMSB infests homes and destroys backyard gardens. We plan to address their concerns as well in 2013.