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  • From: Deb S <>
  • To: North American Fruit Explorers <>
  • Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
  • Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2011 16:59:51 -0500

Every time I hear about this I wonder what the Chinese and other Asian
countries do about it. Anyone know?


On Fri, Mar 4, 2011 at 4:51 PM, Alan Haigh <> wrote:

> The brown marmorated stink bug really has me worried. Good Fruit Grower
> has
> an article in this months mag that portrays this pest as something straight
> from hell that makes plum curculio seem almost angelic in comparison. I'm
> talking about peach growers doing 11 sprays in west VA to try to control it
> and still losing most of the crop.
> I'm actually worried about the future viability of my business which for
> those of your who don't know is running a bearing age fruit tree nursery
> and
> managing scores of home and estate orchards in the SE NY area. Once this
> pest is established here, managing home orchards for fruit may become
> extremely complicated.
> Right now I can control most important insect pests with only 2 or 3 sprays
> of best synthetic materials. If I have to spray all season long I may just
> get tired of this business altogether.
> Sure hope the early reports are overly alarmist and either an affective
> predator emerges of some reasonable management strategy is devised. I know
> that there are very good people working on it.
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