Stink bugs may be spoiling another year for Marylanders but scientists say there’s one thing they won’t spoil.
Farmers cope with unpredictable weather patterns that often affect their bottom lines, but the people whose job it is to feed Americans and, in some cases, the world, also must contend with pests.
After looking unstoppable, Asian stink bugs have finally taken a hit. They seemed to be everywhere last winter and spring, but they finished the year with far fewer numbers.
The federal government is committing $5.7 million toward non-chemical defenses against the brown marmorated stink bug.
Fruit growers in seven Eastern states have a new weapon for fighting the brown marmorated stink bug.
An insect with a voracious appetite, no domestic natural predators and a taste for everything from apples to lima beans has caused millions of dollars in crop damage and may just be getting started.
Asian wasps that hijack stink bug eggs for their own young are being eyed as the answer to the destructive pest that is threatening mid-Atlantic crops.