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Distinguishing Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Injury in Stone Fruit

-Dave Schmitt, Program Associate Rutgers Fruit IPM

Typical cat-facing injury on stone fruit always starts with a small puncture, followed by bleeding from the wound. At this time of the year there are several conditions that can cause similar symptoms. Because controlling Brown Marmorated Stinkbug (BMSB) requires a radical departure from traditional IPM programs, its important make sure that the injury is identified correctly before applying a remedy. The following picture essay should help to make the distinctions between
  • BMSB Injury 
  • Tarnished Plant Bug Injury
  • Bacterial Spot