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Old 10-19-2010, 11:53 AM   #1
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Default Invasive Species Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Threatens US Food Crops

Invasive Species Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Threatens US Food Crops
I-Newswire
October 5, 2010

Invasive Species Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Threatens US Food Crops
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2010 has been a banner year for these, shield-shaped, true bugs. Although they normally produce just one generation per year in temperate climates, this year, because of the northeastís unusually warm spring weather, they have produced up to three, in some locations, leading to a population explosion. Homeowners all over the northeast are reporting massive numbers of stink bugs on the exterior walls of their homes, sometimes in the thousands, with dozens making their way into the interiors. The reason for this behavior is that the adults are looking for protected locations in which they can over-winter.

Itís bad enough that these creatures have become such nuisances to homeowners, but their impact on food crops is becoming a topic of serious concern for home gardeners, farmers, orchardists and agricultural experts. Halyomorpha, halys feeds on both foliage and fruit of important crops. Raspberry, blackberry, apple, pear, peach, tomato, pepper, soybean and corn are just a few of the crops that have been hit. This bug actually feeds on...
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