Brown marmorated stink bug clinic for tree fruit growers, consultants and scouts

Registration is now open for the June 22 Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Clinic to learn all about managing this important new pest in Michigan peach and apple orchards.

Three brown marmorated stink bugs feeding on an apple. Photo by Bill Shane, MSU Extension.
Three brown marmorated stink bugs feeding on an apple. Photo by Bill Shane, MSU Extension.

Join us for a half-day Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Clinic on June 22, 2017, to learn all about the brown marmorated stink bug in anticipation of increased activity by this pest in Michigan orchards in 2017.

Who

This clinic is for growers, crop consultants, spray representatives and anyone else scouting for brown marmorated stink bugs in tree fruit.

What

A half-day clinic (plus lunch) all about brown marmorated stink bugs, including:

  • History of the pest in the U.S.
  • How it moves in the landscape
  • What plants it targets
  • What fruit damage looks like
  • How to distinguish it from other common stink bugs
  • Status of the pest in Michigan
  • Monitoring techniques
  • Control strategies

When

Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch is included.

Where

English Hills Country Club, 1200 4 Mile Road NW, Walker, MI 49544.

How to register

The event is free due to generous sponsorship, but pre-registration is required to get a head count for printed hand-outs and lunch. Registration ends at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 19, 2017.

Register online at: Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Clinic

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