Preparing the North Central region vegetable industries for tackling a new invasive insect pest: the brown marmorated stink bug
When the North Central region of the United States was threatened with a new invasive insect pest for vegetables, the North Central Integrated Pest Management Center (NCIPMC) funded a critical issue project for research in Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota and Indiana. The vegetable industry in that region is valued at approximately $500 million.
The research group’s goal was to detect the brown marmorated stink bug's (BMSB) first appearance in these states and determine its range in different vegetables and then record damage and monitor population increase.

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