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Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs

Posted by Rachel Ashley 
Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs
February 27, 2018 01:59PM
Anyone out there monitoring for the BMSB? What kind of traps/lures and or other monitoring tools are you using? Successes and failures?

Thanks,
Rachel
Silvernail Farm & Orchard
Philomath, ORE
Re: Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs
February 28, 2018 06:38PM
Hi Rachel

I have been monitoring for BMSB by sight only. I have a few native stink bugs that are occational visitors to my orchards, and I have taken samples of those (by catching them with a small net or taking photos) and then keying them out. So far, no BMSB confirmed here at my place in Grass Valley, CA . . . that said, I am highly confident that they will show up soon enough.

I appreciate you keeping the awareness flag going Rachel

There was an excellent BMSB trap study performed a few years back by USDA-ARS

[www.stopbmsb.org].

Cornell and UC Davis have both also completed expentensive research on these nasties. Plus check in with your regional or county Ag Commissioner as they may have some great trap recommendations that are working your immediate area too.

Let us know what you decide to go with at your place

Gopher Hill Apples
Zone 8 in California
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