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Research Project: Monitoring for the Presence and Impact of Trissolcus japonicus – Classical Biological Control of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB)

Location: Beneficial Insects Introduction Research Unit

Project Number: 8010-22000-030-24-I
Project Type: Interagency Reimbursable Agreement

Start Date: Jul 15, 2018
End Date: Jul 14, 2019

The objectives of this project are to continue to monitor the spread and establishment and impact of Trissolcus japonicus, the Asian egg parasitoid of BMSB. Under the authority of 7 USC 3319a, ARS desires to acquire goods and personnel services from the Cooperators to further agricultural research supporting the independent interests of both parties. A subagreement will serve as an order for services to be funded on an annual basis.

Participate cooperatively with scientists at selected locations in the U.S. to assess the presence and establishment of exotic natural enemies for biological control of BMSB by: developing methods for conclusively identifying the agents including coordinating with taxonomists, providing conclusive identifications, and and conducting surveys and field experiments to assess the parasitoid’s impact in the field.