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Research Project: EFFICACY OF INSECTICIDES AGAINST BROWN MARMORATED STINK BUG

Location: Appalachian Fruit Research Laboratory: Innovative Fruit Production, Improvement and Protection

Project Number: 1931-21000-019-29
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 30, 2010
End Date: Sep 29, 2012

Objective:
The objectives of this project include: (1) maintain a brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) colony; (2) evaluate currently registered insecticides against BMSB adults, nymphs, and/or eggs; and (3) evaluate alternative insecticides including those appropriate for conventional and organic orchards.

Approach:
The BMSB has emerged as an extremely destructive pest of tree fruit throughout the mid-Atlantic. Many compounds typically used as cover sprays in tree fruit management programs have not provided reliable control of BMSBs. The intent of this work will be to identify insecticides that are effective against BMSB in order to develop management programs that are effective against BMSB in tree fruit orchards.

Last Modified: 4/23/2014
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