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Crops face danger of BMSB damage

brown marmorated stink bug

A flurry of calls and emails from homeowners about the brown marmorated stink bug to University of Missouri Extension specialists sounds a warning of what is to come in in the next two years. MU Extension field crop entomologist Kevin Rice says BMSB is infiltrating homes, looking for warm quarters as winter approaches. If it follows the pattern of other ... Read More »

How to scout and manage stink bugs in pre-tassel corn

primary ear shoot

• By Dominic Reisig • With corn shooting up, some fields are not too far away from tasseling. It is critical to scout all corn when the primary ear is growing and to protect it during the two weeks prior to tasseling. This recent blog post details important changes to the threshold that were made this year and provides guidance ... Read More »

Virginia, North Carolina change stink bug thresholds for corn

brown stink bug

• By Dominic Reisig • The threshold for stink bugs in corn is changing based on recent research conducted in both North Carolina and Virginia. These studies indicated that, while seedling thresholds were effective, there was evidence that the pre-tasseling and early reproductive stages threshold should be lowered. We also shortened the period that stink bugs needed to be controlled ... Read More »

Stink Bugs

stink bug

One of the most prolific and well known insect pests is the stink bug. There is a good reason for this says Kathy Flanders, Extension Specialist and professor for Auburn University and the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service. “Stink bugs have a wide range of hosts, including wheat, corn, cotton and soybeans. They can also have multiple, overlapping generations.” Read More »