Infestation of stink bugs continues to spread across state

A team of Virginia Tech researchers is working across the commonwealth to not only find a way to control the stink bug, but to keep it from spreading farther around Virginia and to other southern states, where it could continue its damaging rampage.

“It’s not pretty,” said Ames Herbert, professor of entomology, as he walked along soybean plants at the Tidewater Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Suffolk. Though stink bugs haven’t been discovered in that region yet, if they do take hold there in years to come, it could be a big problem.

The full article can be found at VT News.

 

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