Michigan brown marmorated stink bug report for July 25, 2014

One adult brown marmorated stink bug has been captured in a trap next to a peach orchard near Niles, Michigan in Berrien County, but no other detections have been reported.

This is the third weekly report of the Michigan State University Extension brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) statewide monitoring program for 2014. Out of the more than 60 sites being monitored throughout the state, a single adult BMSB was captured in a trap placed in a peach orchard near Niles, Michigan this week. A few of the other traps have captured some native stink bugs, but still no BMSB.

The monitoring network is using pyramid-style pheromone-baited traps set up at farms that grow a variety of fruit and vegetable crops including apples, tart cherries, sweet cherries, peaches, blueberries, raspberries, tomatoes, peppers and sweet corn. Sites have been selected that are near riparian areas or are along major transportation corridors in the following counties: Monroe, Lenawee, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston, Ingham, Lapeer, Saginaw, and Bay on the east side of the state, and Antrim, Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Benzie, Oceana, Newaygo, Kent, Ionia, Ottawa, Allegan, Van Buren, and Berrien on the west side of the state.

To learn more about how to monitor for the brown marmorated stink bug, distinguish it from other similar-looking stink bugs, what crops it favors, and management strategies should populations reach the threshold where management is necessary, visit MSU’s Brown Marmorated Stink Bug website.

The weekly BMSB statewide monitoring report has been funded through Project GREEEN and Michigan State University Extension. This output is generated through a network of MSU Extension field staff and campus specialists. We would like to acknowledge the following team members and thank them for their weekly scouting efforts and input into this report: Peter McGhee, Michael Haas, Bob Tritten, Mark Longstroth, Brad Baughman, Carlos Garcia, Amy Irish-Brown, Lina Rodriguez Salamanca, Ben Philips, Mark Whalon, Hal Hudson, Karen Powers, and Nikki Rothwell.

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