Impact and Management of
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
in Mid-Atlantic Soybean
By Ames Herbert Jr., Ph.D.
Professor of Entomology
Virginia Polytechnic University
This presentation will help consultants, growers and other practitioners in areas where brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) invades soybean fields by providing information on detection, scouting and management. The information that is being shared is the result of an ongoing 3-year collaborative research effort in the mid-Atlantic region (MD, DE, VA)—and although much has been learned, continued studies will further enhance our knowledge of this expanding and important new pest of soybean. Specifically, this presentation will touch on patterns of field infestation by BMSB, conditions that may predispose soybean fields to infestation, the impact of BMSB feeding on soybean seed and yield, field management practices that have proven successful with growers, and insecticide efficacy comparisons.
United Soybean Board (USB) farmer-leaders develop and maintain partnerships with U.S. land grant universities and U.S. ag-focused research organizations such as the Plant Management Network to increase the transfer of checkoff-funded applied and practical production research information to U.S. soybean farmers. USB neither recommends nor discourages the implementation of any advice contained herein, and is not liable for the use or misuse of the information provided.
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