New Guide to IPM for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in Orchard Crops

The Stop BMSB team has produced a new guidance document for orchard growers faced with controlling brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB). With funding from USDA’s Specialty Crop Research Initiative, Stop BMSB seeks research solutions to help growers manage this invasive and troublesome pest. This guidance document, authored by the BMSB SCRI CAP Orchard Crop Commodity Team, provides a synopsis of what researchers have learned so far and management recommendations using an integrated approach. Topics include the basic biology and life cycle of BMSB, orchard crops at risk and not at risk, crop injury diagnostics, periods of risk/susceptibility, provisional monitoring and scouting recommendations, provisional management strategies, biological control, effective insecticides for controlling BMSB in orchard crops, and problems that may arise from multiple post-bloom applications of broad-spectrum insecticides in orchard crops. Get the guide here.