Michigan sees another invasive pest enter the state. The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) is an arthropod pest that feeds on can be a serious pest of a variety of fruits, vegetables, field crops, and ornamental plants.
Here are some links to currently available information regarding BMSB:
- Press release from the Michigan Department of Agriculture.
- A fact sheet from MSU field crop entomologist Chris DiFonzo and insect diagnostician Howard Russell.
- An article by MSU fruit entomologists Anne Nielsen, Matt Grieshop and Larry Gut.
- A fact sheet from the North Central Integrated Pest Management Center.
ASETS researchers and developers are working to add pests such as Brown Marmorated Stink Bug and Spotted-winged Drosophila to the invasives reporting system of the Midwest Invasive Species Information Network. MISIN is currently being coordinated by ASETS with collaboration from the Michigan Natural Features Inventory.