Stink Bug

Mar 02, 2021

Spray Program for Multi-Tree Fruit Orchards

Multi-fruit orchard spray program for the control of major tree fruit pests and diseases.
Feb 01, 2021

Timely Viticulture

Timely Viticulture is an electronic newsletter designed to remind grape producers of seasonal vineyard needs and considerations throughout the year.
Timely Viticulture Timeline
Nov 03, 2014

Fungal Entomopathogens: An Enigmatic Pest Control Alternative

Entomopathogens are bacteria, fungi, protozoans or viruses that can infect and subsequently cause disease in insects and other arthropods. They can indirectly impact cropping systems by serving as naturally suppressors of insect and mite pests. When there are epizootic outbreaks, entomopathogens are capable of causing rapid declines in large populations of their arthropod hosts. Many of these naturally occurring pathogens have been formulated and commercialized as insecticides.
Healthy Colorado potato beetle (CPB)
Nov 04, 2014

Using Flowering Plants to Help Parasitic Wasps Attack Stink Bug Eggs

Parasitic wasps are beneficial wasps that generally lay their eggs inside the egg, immature or adult stage of another insect commonly called its host. Eggs of these wasps then hatch, leaving the larval wasp which resembles a maggot to consume the contents of the host egg.
Mar 15, 2013

Insect Pests of Tomato

Insect Pests of Tomato
Feb 15, 2013

Insect Pest Management in Peppers

Insect Pest Management in Peppers
Mar 15, 2013

Common Stink Bugs of the Mid-Atlantic - Hemiptera: Pentatomidae

All adult stink bugs are shield shaped. Phytophagus: Green and southern green stink bugs are light green and measure ½" to ¾" long. The green stink bug is bordered by a narrow, orange-yellow line around most of its body (Fig. 1). Brown stink bugs are dull brownish-yellow in color and about ½" long (Fig. 2). The Brown Marmorated stinkbug is a newly introduced pest to the Mid-Atlantic area and can be distinguished from other brown stink bugs by their lighter bands on the antennae and darker bands on the overlapping part at the rear of the front pair of wings (Fig 3).
Green stink bug, orange halo surrounding adult. Photo by Marlin Rice, Iowa State Univ
Mar 15, 2011

Transmission of the Yeast Eremothecium Coryli to Fruits and Vegetables by the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

The Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) Halyomorpha halys (Figs. 1 and 1a) was accidentally introduced into the United States in shipping containers arriving from Asia. The first confirmed specimen was collected in Allentown, PA in October 2001, although there is evidence that it was collected from black light traps in New Jersey as early as 2000.
BMSB adult
Aug 31, 2012

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in Peppers

There has been a large and rapid increase in brown marmorated stink bug BMSB) in some pepper fields in the past week in central Maryland. Numbers just two weeks ago in these areas were very low with just a few nymphs observed. We know that BMSB populations tend to increase in August and through the fall into the first frost, but this was such a rapid increase that a great deal of damage was done to bell and banana peppers.
BMSB damage to bell and banana pepper, brown spot (yellow arrow) and bright white areas (green arrows)
Aug 07, 2013

Stink Bug Damage Common in Tomatoes This Year

This has been a bad year for stink bug damage in tomatoes. Just about every field I walk into has at least some damage while others have moderate to heavy damage (>20% tomatoes not marketable). Cloudy spot of tomato fruit is caused by the feeding of various species of stink bug (SB). On green fruit the damage appears as whitish areas with indistinct borders (Fig. 1).
Stink bug damage