The June 2019 issue of IPM Insights.
Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) is a challenging insect to manage. Both nymphs and adults damage crops, and adults have a tough exoskeleton that is covered with a waxy, water-repellent cuticle. The samurai wasp has been identified as the most promising agent for classical biological control of BMSB.
Emily Ogburn, a key member of the North Carolina State University team leading the charge against the brown marmorated stink bug, recently bid her colleagues a bittersweet farewell as she moved on to the next phase of her career.
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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.
Nosema maddoxi is a newly described microsporidian pathogen recently found in BMSB populations in the U.S.
The Northeastern IPM Center regularly hosts webinars on a variety of pest- and pest-management-related topics through both the IPM Toolbox webinar series and the StopPests in Housing program.
The Integrated Pest Information Platform for Extension and Education (iPiPE) is an agricultural data-sharing program founded on the premise that our food systems are the most secure and productive when agricultural professionals have timely access to information about agriculturally important organisms.
The North American Invasive Species Management Association will hold its annual conference from September 30 to October 3 at the Hilton Saratoga in Saratoga Springs, NY, with the Northeastern IPM Center supporting the conference at the Prevention level and slated to both present and exhibit at the conference.
Earlier this year, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Department of Agriculture and Markets released the state’s finalized Invasive Species Comprehensive Management Plan (ISCMP). The final plan charts a clear path for New York’s continued success in addressing invasive species impacts.
Predatory insects and parasitoids provide natural pest control by directly feeding on pests. An overlooked aspect of these beneficial insects that has gained attention in pest management is that they do not necessarily need to eat a pest to have an impact.
The Pollinator Network at Cornell and the Cornell University Department of Entomology, in consultation with the Cornell Pesticide Management Education Program, recently released the 2018 edition of the Pesticide Decision-Making Guide to Protect Pollinators in Tree Fruit Orchards.
In November 2018, Susannah Reese of the Northeastern IPM Center’s StopPests in Housing program was a featured speaker at the Global Bed Bug Summit.
The June 2019 issue of IPM Insights is now available as a downloadable PDF.