Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

While there is no evidence yet of its presence, our latest project on the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) has been investigating the chances of it arriving in Scotland and causing problems on soft fruit. We have undertaken surveys and evaluated the impacts of climate change and polytunnel use on the insects potential survival in Scotland. Visit here for more information. It's important to be aware of the potential damage these insects might cause when you consider the latest news from Turkey where the hazelnut industry is bracing itself for up to 30% due to the BMSB. For a country that produces over 70% of the world's hazelnuts, that's a big impact. Read more here.