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.
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