Brown marmorated stink bug management survey for commercial producers

Has brown marmorated stink bug changed your pest management program? Participate in this nationwide survey to help us help you manage it better.

June 26, 2018 - Author: and Jayson Harper, Penn State University, Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology and Education

Brown marmorated stink bug.
Brown marmorated stink bug. Photo by Marissa Schuh, MSU Extension.

Brown marmorated stink bug has become an all-to-familiar nuisance pest in Michigan homes over the last few years. More recently, it has started to build to levels where it is injuring crops. If you have had to change your pest management program because of damage by brown marmorated stink bug, Michigan State University Extension is encouraging you to participate in a nation-wide Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Management Survey, currently underway, to gather information from farmers and growers on the economic impact of brown marmorated stink bug on agriculture. The objective of the survey is to better provide you with the help you need in managing this pest.

The survey will ask you when brown marmorated stink bug 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. The results of the survey will be used by Extension programs across the United States to fine-tune management advice for brown marmorated stink bugs and help prioritize research and outreach activities.

If you’d like to participate, the survey should take you about 20-25 minutes to complete. Your individual survey responses will be confidential and the data collected will only be reported in summaries. Your participation is voluntary and you can decide not to answer a given question if you choose.

Take the online survey now and to read more about it, visit StopBMSB.org for more information.

If you have any questions about the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Management Survey for Commercial Producers, please contact Jayson Harper at jkh4@psu.edu or 814-863-8638.

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