Learn more about brown marmorated stink bug through webinar

07/05/2012 02:32:00 PM
Vicky Boyd

brown marmoratted stink bugCourtesy Rutgers UniversityBrown marmorated stink bugs damage tomatoes when they insert their stylets to feed.Learn more about the brown marmorated stink bug in tomatoes and how to manage it by watching the latest educational webinar produced by Plant Management Network.

Brown marmorated stink bugs, first confirmed in Allentown, Pa., in 1998, have spread throughout much of the East, causing significant damage to a wide array of crops.

As part of the Focus on Tomato program, the webinar provides viewers with the pest's biology as well as management options, according to a news release.

Tom Kuhar, an associate professor of entomology at Virginia Tech, narrates the session.

Among the topics he covers are pest biology and ecology, identifying characteristics, population data, insecticide efficacy data and best bug management practices.

View the webinar at Focus on Tomato until Oct. 31.

The site also features earlier webcasts.

The non-profit Plant Management Network is a collaborative effort among the American Society of Agronomy, American Phytopathological Society and Crop Science Society of America.

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