Watch USA experts talk about controlling BMSB

25 June 2020

Back in February KVH ran its six monthly KiwiNet workshop, including a special session with international guest speaker Kim Hoelmer and his research colleague Elijah Talamas.

They were in New Zealand speaking to several audiences about Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) and their filmed technical talks are now freely available to watch.

Kim is an entomologist and researcher from the Agricultural Research Service at the US Department of Agriculture, specialising in biological control of BMSB. During their presentations, Kim and Elijah talk about the arrival and spread of BMSB in the USA, its range of impacts, and natural enemies - particularly the Samurai Wasp, which is being used in the USA as a biological control and has now established itself in 13 states.

· Click here to watch Kim’s presentation on biocontrol and management of BMSB.

· Click here to watch Elijah’s presentation on the taxonomy of scelionid wasps (parasitoids) and their role in control of stink bugs.

· Click here to watch Kim’s extra presentation on the risks posed by Spotted Lanternfly, and management of Spotted Wing Drosophila.

The talks are from technical experts and extensive so a reminder that if you prefer, Kim and Elijah’s presentation slides are also available to browse through on the KiwiNet page of the KVH website here.