Participate in a BMSB Impact Survey

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A nationwide survey currently underway aims to gather information from farmers and growers on the economic impact of the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) on agriculture. The ultimate goal is to better provide you with the help you need in managing this pest.

We’d like to find out when BMSB became a problem for you, where you currently get information on how to control them, how much damage you have suffered, your use of and interest in various management practices, and your feelings about biological control methods and their potential for your operation.

Survey results will be used by extension programs across the United States to fine-tune BMSB-management advice and help prioritize research and outreach activities.

The survey should take 20–25 minutes to complete. Your individual responses will be confidential and the data collected will be reported only in summaries. Your participation is voluntary and you can decide not to answer any given question if you choose.

To participate, go to

For more information, contact Jayson Harper, interim director of the Penn State Fruit Research and Extension Center and professor of agricultural economics, at or 814-863-8638.

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