Halyomorpha halys: current situation and balance

About the activity

Halyomorpha halys (Stål), commonly known as marbled brown bernat, has been completely installed both in the urban environment, in the agricultural environment and in the natural environment of the four Catalan provinces, due to its extreme polyphagia, among other characteristics.

This conference will explain the results of studies being carried out in Catalonia on different methods to control it.

In Italy, for some years now, the marbled brown bernat has caused a great deal of economic damage to crops, so many actions are being taken to manage its populations. For this reason, we have invited Italian colleagues from one of the most affected areas, Emilia-Romagna, to explain the actions they are implementing to control it as well as the aid offered to the productive sector.

Price: Free
23/11/2021 - 23/11/2021
15:30h - 17:30h
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Lucía Adriana Escudero-Colomar

Lucía Adriana Escudero-Colomar holds a PhD in Agricultural Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. IRTA researcher since 2003. Her main lines of research focus on the knowledge of the biology and behavior of certain key pests and on the development of methods and / or strategies to control them, aimed at obtaining of fruit without pesticide residues.

In in the field of technology transfer, she is the co-author of a book on Phytoseiidae species associated with crops, a Fruit.Net Technical Guide for Apple Production and another Technical Guide on Halyomorpha halys. She is also the author or co-author of articles in the trade press on various pests and control methods.


Welcome Mrs. Elisenda Guillaumes. Director General of Agriculture and Livestock.
Situation of H. halys in Catalonia during 2021 Sr. Jordi Giné. Head of the Plant Health Service. DACC.
Use of exotic parasitoids in the sustainable management of the invasive H. halys pest in Emilia-Romagna (Italy) Dra. Lara Maistrello. Associate Professor at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.
Management of H. halys in the region of Emilia - Romania (Italy) Dr. Stefano Caruso. Phytosanitary Consortiums of Modena and Reggio Emilia.
Financial support for the management of Halyomorpha halys in the region of Emilia-Romagna (Italy) Dr. Luca Casoli. Director of the Phytosanitary Consortiums of Modena and Reggio Emilia.
Studies developed in Catalonia for the control of marbled brown bernat. Dra. L. Adriana Escudero. IRTA PVS.
Open turn of questions
Closing of the day Mrs. Neus Ferrete. Deputy Director General of Agriculture.



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