A nationwide survey is currently underway to gather information from farmers and growers on the economic impact of the brown marmorated stink bug on agriculture.
The objective of the survey is to better provide farmers with the help they need in managing this pest.
Penn State Extension would like to find out when BMSB became a problem for you, where you currently get information on how to control them, how much damage you have suffered, your use of and interest in various management practices, and your feelings about biological control methods and their potential for your operation.
The results of the survey will be used by Extension programs across the United States to fine-tune management advice for the BMSB and help prioritize research and outreach activities.
If you’d like to participate, the survey should take about 25 minutes to complete. Responses will be confidential and the data collected will only be reported in summaries. Participation is voluntary.
Here's the link to the survey: http://www.stopbmsb.org/stink-bug-bulletin/brown-marmorated-stink-bug-management-survey-for-commercial-producers/
More info can be found on the homepage of the StopBMSB.org website.
For more information, contact Jayson Harper by email at email@example.com or call 814-863-8638.