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dead brown marmorated stink bugs

dead brown marmorated stink bugs

The attract-and-kill method for pest management is straightforward: Use a target species’ aggregation pheromone to attract large numbers of the pest to a specific area. Then, a grower can spray that area with an insecticide to remove the individuals from the feeding population. The advantage of this system is that one small area can be sprayed, rather than an entire orchard or field. These brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys) were targeted in a study of the attract-and-kill method led by researchers at the USDA-Agricultural Research Service. (Photo credit: Rob Morrison, Ph.D.)

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