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Website for news and information against the BMSB

 www.stopbmsb.org     This is a website of a team of more than 50 researchers at 10 institutions across the United States with the goal to to form a defense against the invasive pest brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB).      They…

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Groundhog Day version butterfly!!!

This is our version of Groundhog Day: Imported cabbageworm butterfly day!  Found this guy in our living room, this morning, looking for a place to warm up.   According to Wild Maryland 101 blog spot: “They are very common and…

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Stink bugs could mount a comeback this spring in the Washington D.C. area

http://www.washingtonpost.com Christopher Bergh, a Virginia Tech associate professor of entomology, said the overwintering population of bugs this past fall was “substantially larger” than that observed in 2011. “I don’t want to raise any red flags unnecessarily,” he said. “But growers…

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Some guys don’t give up!!

Fresh harvested broccoli head. 

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They are back and voracious than ever

Looks like an horror story …. “Record summer heat that lasted through September favored the resurgence of stink bugs, which breed twice a year — in spring and summer. Michael Raupp, entomology professor at the University of Maryland, said the…

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Tigger Melon

From Armenia, this heirloom seed is a member of the cucumis melo var. inodorus like the honeydew.  Very fragrant with a firm texture, these one pound melons are often confused because of their colors with the Rich Sweetness 123 –…

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Bagged or kaolin clay coated apples vs. BMSB

Growing apples is rewarding but it has its challenges.  After many years of waiting, our two trees (Grimes golden and Jonathan) finally reached full production last year – the year the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) found them.   The usual…

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