We have been getting a lot of questions about the bugs shown in the photo. Folks are seeing lots of them in soybean fields. This photo by Patty Lucas shows a nice assortment of the nymph stage (immature) green stink bugs. It is quite common to see aggregates of these near the end of the season. They are generally noticed because they are near the tops of plants, and leaves are beginning to drop.
Certainly this is the time to be checking your soybeans for the presence of stink bugs. We have not noticed economically important problems in the soybeans we've sampled, but stink bugs are certainly common and our light traps have been capturing very large numbers compared to previous years.
On this episode of Conservation Ag Update, brought to you by Montag, we’re on the road at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Ky. Jeff Hadacheck from Wisconsin-Madison discusses the long term economic benefits of integrating winter wheat in your corn-soybean rotation. Plus, we visit with Brandon Somers at the Beck’s Practical Farm Research (PFR) insights meeting. Somers talks about his ideal no-till planter.
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