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Green stinkbug

Description

  • Adult: Bright green and shield-shaped.
  • Nymphs: Similar to adults but wingless and more varied in color.
  • Eggs: Laid on leaf undersides and are barrel shaped and glued together in a mass. 
     

Timing of damage: R3 to R8

Type of damage: Discolored or deformed beans. Stink bugs suck the fluids from pods and seeds.

Scouting: Take 20 sweeps with a net in five locations of a field. Determine the average number of bugs per sweep.

Economic threshold: Commercial: 40 bugs per 100 sweeps and pods are still green. Seed: 20 bugs per 100 sweeps and pods are still green.

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