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Kelowna latest locale for trapped stink bug


BMSB expected to remain in urban areas for several years before becoming a crop pest. By Judie Steeves


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owntown Kelowna is a new hotspot in B.C. for the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, which can be a devastating pest of a wide diversity of agricultural crops. Entomologist Susanna


Acheampong with the agriculture ministry says 120 traps were put out for BMSB this spring and some were collected from from several locations around the downtown area of Kelowna, including Leon Avenue,


Christleton Avenue, Sutherland Avenue and Parkinson Way during May.


Last year, the first reports of BMSB in B.C. came in from Penticton and from Lower Mainland sites in Kitsilano, Rosedale and Chilliwack—all urban residential areas.


The bug was identified first in Pennsylvania in 2001 and by 2010 it was estimated that crop losses were $37 million across the U.S. due to damage from the pest.


“Learning about any locations of BMSB in B.C. is our current focus. We expect that the bug will remain in urban areas for a few years, perhaps five or 10 years, before eventually becoming a crop pest,” comments Tracy Hueppelsheuser, also a ministry entomologist, but in


Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Abbotsford.


“BMSB can feed on and damage many kinds of fruits and vegetables, as well as ornamentals, and can be a transient pest and move readily from one crop type to another,” she says. Surveillance for this pest gets


British Columbia FRUIT GROWER • Summer 2017


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