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Research Project: Management of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in US Specialty Crops

Location: Invasive Insect Biocontrol & Behavior Laboratory

Project Number: 8042-22000-315-04-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Oct 1, 2016
End Date: Aug 31, 2021

Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) attacks a wide range of crops and ornamentals, with management currently relying heavily on repeated insecticide applications. Successful conclusion of research on native and exotic biological control agents and semiochemical management of this pest requires additional research on the behavior and ecology of BMSB, its natural enemies and behavioral chemicals.

The planned role for IIBBL in Beltsville will be to: 1) Investigate occurrence and habitat preferences of this species and native biological controls of BMSB, and nontarget effects on the predatory stink bug Podisus maculiventris. 2) Optimization and implementation of semiochemical attractants for monitoring and suppression of BMSB