Morning Briefs

And Now, Plagues of Stink Bugs

Yeah, we are surely being punished for something.

The brown marmorated stink bug — a dime-sized Asian invader that has been besieging Maryland homes in recent years — has now become a serious farm pest.

Agricultural scientists say the insect’s populations have “exploded” this year, and they’ve demonstrated an unexpected ability to feed during all their developmental stages on a wide variety of crops.

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