A natural way to monitor, and possibly control populations of, stink bugs

16 julio 2014

Anyone who has squashed a stink bug knows why they got their name. Although just a nuisance to homeowners, the insects feed on and damage fruits and vegetables, causing significant economic losses for farmers. Now scientists have discovered certain stink bug pheromone components and made them artificially in the lab for the first time, and these substances can be used to monitor and manage their populations.
http://feeds.sciencedaily.com/~r/sciencedaily/~3/BapxKESq_DA/140716112759.htm

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