July 28, 2015 – While we do not yet know whether brown marmorated stink bugs will be an economically important pest for specialty crops in Ontario, it is a good idea for specialty crop growers to monitor for this pest.
BMSB will feed on an extremely wide range of crops, including several specialty crops growing in Ontario (e.g. okra and many tree nuts).
A list of crops on which BMSB feeding has been observed in the United States can be found at http://www.stopbmsb.org/where-is-bmsb/host-plants/.
For more information on BMSB in Ontario, see this article from Hannah Fraser, OMAFRA Entomology Program Lead for Horticulture -> https://onvegetables.com/2015/07/28/brown-marmorated-stink-bug-update-distribution-monitoring-and-research/
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