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Tomato webcast tackles BMSB management


July 6, 2012
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July 6, 2012, St. Paul, MN – Few crop pests have received as much attention as the brown marmorated stinkbug – and for good reason. Aside from heavily damaging various crops in the mid-Atlantic U.S., this economically important pest has been also been spreading westward across the U.S.

The latest Focus on Tomato presentation, authored by Dr. Tom Kuhar, associate professor of entomology at Virginia Tech, helps consultants, growers, applied researchers, and other practitioners better understand and manage the brown marmorated stinkbug (BMSB), particularly in tomato crops.

The presentation includes:

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  • A short biological and ecological background of the BMSB
  • Illustrations of the BMSB and the damage they cause
  • Population data for tomato crops
  • Insecticide efficacy data for managing the BMSB
  • Best BMSB management practices

This presentation is open access through October 31, 2012 and can be viewed HERE.

Users can view other recent webcasts in the Focus on Potato resource HERE.