Up Date – Brown Marmorated stink bug

9:10 am – Wednesday

We have just had our first encounter with this seasons adult Brown Marmorated stink bug, aka the flyers. They were in our fig tree. We killed two, but a third got away. Our figs are just starting to ripen; so now the race begins. Will we be able to harvest our figs before these stink bugs  destroy them? Stay tuned. ( see David’s “The End of Organic Gardening?” and Farm Journal)