Coverage of USDA-AFRS and my project

There was a great article that appeared in Growing Produce about the work being done at the Appalachian Fruit Research Station, including the project that I am working on with monitoring and attract-and-kill for the brown marmorated stink bug. Check it out!

Attract-and-Kill Holds Promise

As the field season winds to a close, the data pouring in from the SARE-funded project examining attract-and-kill as a strategy to reduce insecticide use while maintaining control of brown marmorated stink bug popuplations is holding much progress. Fruit damage severity and frequency is significantly less in attract-and-kill blocks compared to a grower standard. Keep up with the progress of the project on another webpage I manage specifically for that group:

IPM Award of Recognition

The team that I am a member of working on the development of a comprehensive management program for the brown marmorated stink bug in specialty crops was awarded an IPM Award of Recognition at the International IPM Symposium in Salt Lake City, UT. Picture: sample compilation of outputs from the project.HDR_IMG_1153