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Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) is an invasive, polyphagous pest that has been detected in 42 U.S. states. In 2010, it caused millions of dollars in crop damages to apple growers on the East Coast, where it arrived from Asia during the 1990s. In 2002, BMSB was reported in California; since then, it has been detected in 28 counties and is established in at least nine counties. Although this pest has not yet been found on commercial crops in the state, detections of BMSB in commercial orchards have been documented in Oregon and Washington. Proactive research in California has joined national efforts led by U.S. Department of Agriculture researchers to develop a classical biological control program for BMSB. A study is under way to determine potential non-target effects of a specialist egg parasitoid, Trissolcus japonicus (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae), imported from Beijing, China, part of the home range of BMSB. In addition, the role of BMSB natural enemies residing in California is being assessed. A review of the recent research outlines the possible opportunities for reducing the threat BMSB poses to California.

Lara Mr, Jesus

Sampling Plans, Integrated Pest Management, Acarology, AgroEcology
Pickett, Charlie

Ingels, Chuck
Farm Advisor
Tree crops, grapes, environmental horticulture, and Master Gardeners/urban horticulture. Areas of research and extension focus include IPM, evaluation of sustainable products and practices, water conservation and deficit irrigation, home orchards and vineyards, sustainable landscaping, alternative turfgrass species, and tree training, pruning, and grafting.
Haviland, David Robert
Farm Advisor
Entomologist and Pest Management. Advise in identification and control of Pest.
Grafton-Cardwell, Elizabeth E
Director of Lindcove REC & Research Entomologist UC Riverside
Citrus Integrated Pest Management
Doll Mr, David Anthony
Pomology Farm Advisor
Almonds, Pistachios, Walnuts, and Urban Forestry
Bethke, James A.
Farm Advisor - Emeritus
Nurseries and Floriculture
Faber, Ben
Soils and water, avocados and minor subtropicals in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.
Dara Dr, Surendra K.
Cooperative Extension Advisor-Entomology and Biologicals
Small fruits, vegetables, and other major crops - Entomology, integrated pest management, microbial control, biostimulants, biopesticides, and biocontrol.
Hoddle, Mark
Entomologist   CE Entomology Specialist
Biological control of ornamental and agricultural pests. Pest and natural enemy biology and behavior. Assessing impact of natural enemies on pest population growth
Publication Date Jan 1, 2016
Date Added Feb 19, 2016
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Copyright Year 2016

California researchers are assessing the suitability of beneficial natural enemies, including Trissolcus japonicus, an egg parasitoid from China, to control BMSB.

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