Source: University of Nebraska


Although stink bugs have not been a significant pest in Nebraska, in recent years there have been more frequent reports of damage to corn in Nebraska and areas of the north central U.S. Stink bugs can injure seedling corn, reproductive stage corn and reproductive stage soybean.


Previous observations indicate that fields where the seed furrow was not fully closed due to planting during wet field conditions may favor injury by stink bugs by allowing access to the plant's growing point below ground. Often injury appears first on the field border as the stink bugs move into the field. If damage is observed soon enough, it may be possible to only treat the field border. With time the stink bugs can move throughout the field.


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