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Research Project: Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) IPM Working Group: Continuity, New Priorities, and Consumers

Location: Innovative Fruit Production, Improvement and Protection

Project Number: 8080-21000-024-37-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Apr 1, 2013
End Date: Feb 28, 2016

Objective:
The objectives of this project are: 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 develop strategies for delivering needed information.

Approach:
We will invite key members of the BMSB Working Group which includes representation from federal laboratories, land grant universities, stakeholders, regulatory groups including APHIS and EPA, commodity-specific advocacy groups, and industry representation. The meeting will include formal presentations and establishment of research, extension, and regulatory priorities for BMSB. A summary will be provided to the Northeast IPM Center which will include updated priorities, critical issues, and summaries of presentations and discussions.

Last Modified: 2/23/2016
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