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5 September 2019

Preparing for the war on stink bugs: Georgie has a particularly unpleasant but important job. She’s trained to sniff out Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs (BMSB), which are said to smell a bit like sweaty socks.

She’s just one of New Zealand’s tools in an incursion toolbox which includes sniffer dogs, traps, lures, heat treatment, sprays, wasps – and a motivated public ready to catch and photograph suspicious bugs.

We expect a ten-year low in Italian pear production: The pear campaign in the important cultivation areas of Italy started a few weeks ago with the harvest of the first early varieties. But the signals of this year's campaign are anything but positive: the estimates of the yield decline had to be corrected by -30%, or in some areas -50%. One of the main reasons is the infestation of the trees by BMSB. 

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