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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

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.

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.