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Time to Scout for Stink Bugs in Soybeans

August 8, 2017 - 8:00am -- Anonymous

Kelley Tilmon, OSU Extension Field Crops Entomologist reminds soybean growers to scout for stink bugs in soybeans and provides the following information and recommendations:

As our beans start to put on pods, it’s time to start scouting for stink bugs. In 2016, a number of farmers had significant stink bug damage but didn’t realize it until harvest, when they discovered shriveled, blasted seeds. Prevent seed damage by scouting and applying rescue treatment at appropriate threshold levels.