It is no secret that the brown marmorated stink bug is a major threat to crops. But what is their specific impact on America’s soybean crops?

In the latest webcast of Focus on Soybean, a nonprofit online publication of the Plant Management Network, Ames Herbert of Virginia Polytechnic University informs consultants, growers, and other practitioners in the soybean growing regions of the U.S. and Canada about the spread and potential impact of brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) on soybean.

This presentation provides…

• Preliminary results of in-field distribution studies and field cage studies

to measure its impact on soybean

• Preliminary management recommendations

• Limited results of insecticide effectiveness studies

• Images of BMSB injury to soybean pods, seed, and the ‘stay-green’ condition in fields.

By the end of this presentation, the viewer should know more about BMSB’s current distribution in U.S. soybeans, how to identify soybean injury symptoms, preliminary field scouting procedures, and preliminary control recommendations.

The presentation was co-authored by Tom Kuhar, professor of entomology at Virginia Polytechnic University, Galen Dively, professor emeritus at the University of Maryland; and Joanne Whalen, Extension IPM specialist at the University of Delaware.

View the presentation at Brown Marmorated Stink Bug: A Confirmed New Pest of Soybean.