CABI joins research effort to map distribution of natural enemy of brown marmorated stink bug in Europe

Trissolcus parasitoids attacking halyomorpha eggs
CABI joined a team of international scientists who sought to assess the distribution of natural enemies to control the brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys) fruit and nut pest as part of a large-scale monitoring program across in northern Italy and parts of Switzerland.
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Extreme climate change could ‘more than double’ areas suitable for devastating fruit and nut pest

Halyomorpha halys brown marmorated stink bug on leaf
Scientists fear that extreme climate change could ‘more than double’ areas suitable for the devastating fruit and nut pest – the brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys) – which is already posing a significant risk to crops in Europe, North America and East Asia where it originates.
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Using DNA to detect a stinkbug invasion

The use of DNA to detect a stinkbug invasion proposes a revolutionary advancement in agricultural pest surveillance following the success recorded on a piloted experiment conducted on farms in the USA. These interlopers attack all manner of produce, ranging from fruits to leafy vegetables.  However, the adoption of DNA techniques in detecting its early invasion…
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The search for an alternative to pesticides for the Stink Bug

CABI’s expertise in scientific research and development is helping to lead the fight against a global pest which has already caused millions of dollars’ worth of damage to hazelnut crops in Georgia and apple production in north eastern regions of the USA. Known not only for its pungent smell to deter predators and its ability…
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