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Pest Threat of the Invasive
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug to
Tomatoes in the U.S.

June 2012

By Tom Kuhar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Dept. of Entomology
Virginia Tech

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This presentation will help educate consultants, growers, and other practitioners on the brown marmorated stink bug, which is an invasive pest that is damaging tomatoes in the mid-Atlantic U.S., but is also spreading across the entire U.S. A brief summary of the biology and ecology of this insect is presented as well as what we’ve learned concerning its management in tomatoes and other vegetables.

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