UK: Scottish farmers warned about brown marmorated bug threat

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A new report has warned about the potential threat of the brown marmorated stink bug – a serious pest of fruit, vegetable, and other crops – adding Scottish growers must take adequate steps to monitor pests and diseases in their crops.

Although it has not yet been detected north of the border, experts have warned it poses a new potential threat to the British agriculture sector.

The bug has been intercepted at UK ports and is reportedly confirmed to be present in the south of England, as per the latest news report.