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U.S. Plagued by Stink Bug Epidemic, One-Fifth of Apple Harvest is Ruined


“Brown stink bugs are causing millions of dollars in crop damage, with the apple industry being hit the hardest.

Growers in the mid-Atlantic region have reported the worst problems with about 18 per cent of the crop ruined.

The industry has reported $37million in damage to apple growers in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia this spring.

The bug, a three-quarter-inch invader native to Asia, has a huge appetite and has no domestic natural predators.” Read more.

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