Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Monitoring and Biocontrol Evaluation

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund
U of MN
Recipient Type
Public College/University
In Progress
Start Date
July 2014
End Date
June 2018
Counties Affected
Project Overview

Brown marmorated stink bug is a terrestrial invasive species in Minnesota that was first discovered in 2010 and has been expanding its range since. It is a generalist plant pest that attacks more than 300 species of plants in natural, agricultural, and horticultural settings and is known for its unpleasant odor, large numbers, and propensity for home invasion. Proactive management approaches are available and in development that can be used to slow and potentially control brown marmorated stink bug populations. Researchers at the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and the University of Minnesota are using this appropriation to establish a state framework for monitoring and biological control of brown marmorated stink bug; efforts will focus on identifying new infestations and potential problem locations and evaluating and implementing biological control options.

Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2014, Chp. 226, Sec. 2, Subd. 04f1
Appropriation Language

$99,000 the second year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of agriculture and $167,000 the second year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University ofMinnesota tomonitor for brown marmorated stink bugs to identify problem areas, target biocontrol efforts, and evaluate the suitability of candidate biological control agents for use in Minnesota. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2017, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

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Project Manager
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Organization Name
U of MN
Street Address
1980 Folwell Ave
St. Paul
Zip Code
(612) 624-6771
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