County records of BMSB in Oregon 2012

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Results from the 2012 OSU statewide survey are in. Established populations of BMSB were found in 6 new counties and BMSB was detected in 2 new counties. This is not unexpected, but is certainly unwelcome news for Oregon's specialty crop producers. The range of BMSB now includes the entire Willamette Valley and The Gorge. It is important to note that over most of this range, BMSB is known only from urban environments. However, producers in these areas should keep an eye out for BMSB feeding on crops. Please report BMSB feeding on crops or feeding damage to OSU.