Stink Bug News

October 27, 2011

Researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences are part of a $5.7 million, multi-state project to study the brown marmorated stink bug. The three-year project is aimed at developing economically and environmentally sustainable pest-management practices for the pest, which has caused millions of dollars worth of crop damage and become ...

April 14, 2011

Mid-Atlantic apple growers lost $37 million last year from damage caused by the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) to the 2010 apple crop, according to an estimate released by the U.S. Apple Association (USApple). The damage estimate was developed at the request of federal scientists researching ways to control the newly invasive pest. Although growers suffered financial loss from this pest, the Mid-Atlantic region overall has continued to provide quality apples for the 2010 crop year.

March 19, 2011

A researcher in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has received funding to study how Pennsylvania fruit growers can limit crop damage caused by brown marmorated stink bugs....

October 4, 2010

Many homes and orchards in the mid-Atlantic region have been overrun by the brown marmorated stink bug, the latest in what seems to be a steady stream of exotic, invasive insects that have found their way into the United States in recent years. And as with many of its fellow interlopers -- such as the Asian longhorned beetle and the emerald ash ...

October 20, 2009

In an autumn ritual as sure as falling foliage, tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians are locked in battle with ladybugs, beetles and other insect invaders. A specialist in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences says bug sprays won't win this war.

July 14, 2008

They're big, they're distinctively aromatic, and they're coming to a home near you. Stink bugs are on the move across Pennsylvania and a bug expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences says we should get ready for an extended stay.