Orchard People radio show - fending off stink bugs

April 25th 2017. 13:00 to 14:00

Here’s why you should care about the brown marmorated stink bug – it may be lurking in your attic right now, waiting to wreak havoc on the fruit trees in your yard or orchard. This insect pest has caused incredible damage to crops in various parts of North America and it’s quickly spreading around the continent. But the good news is that you can pay a role in stopping it. In this episode I’ll speak to entomologist Dr Tracy Leskey, Director of the Appalachian Fruit Research Station at Kearneysville, WV., whose research has focused on development of behaviorally-based management tools for invasive and native pests of fruit crops and she’ll be there to answer our questions on clamping down on brown marmorated stink bugs.

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The host of the Urban Forestry Radio Show and Podcast is Susan Poizner of the fruit tree care education website and the author of the award-winning fruit tree care book Growing Urban Orchards. You can listen to previous episodes of The Urban Forestry Radio Show and Podcast at and you can subscribe to the iTunes podcast.

Tune into The Urban Forestry Radio Show LIVE by going to on the last Tuesday of every month at 1.00 pm Eastern Time and email your questions in during the show to This show covers fruit trees, food forests, permaculture and arboriculture.