Reports of stink bug infestations in soybean and corn have been increasing in Nebraska and across the Midwestern U.S. for several years, and now there is a new stink bug integrated pest management resource available for Midwestern corn and soybean growers.
The article, Identification, Biology, Impacts, and Management of Stink Bugs of Soybean and Corn in the Midwestern United States, by Robert L. Koch, Daniela T. Pezzini, Andrew P. Michel, and Thomas E. Hunt was just published in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management.
The authors review the biology, ecology, and management of several species of stinkbugs common to the Midwest, including the green stinkbug, brown marmorated stinkbug, red-shouldered stinkbug, brown stinkbug, and one-spotted stinkbug. All of these stinkbugs are in Nebraska, although the invasive brown marmorated stinkbug has only recently been found at extremely low numbers.
Color photos of the adult and immature stink bugs commonly found in corn and soybean are also presented, so the article can be used as an identification guide.
Source: UNL CropWatch