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By Ohio State University Extension

Check beans for stink bug damage

By Kelley Tilmon, Andy Michel, Ohio State University Extension

As farmers progress with soybean harvest we encourage you to take a quick look at your grain quality, especially stink bug damage in soybeans at field edges. We have been receiving reports of the deformed and discolored beans typical of stink bug damage.

If your beans show signs of stink bug damage (or even if they don’t!) consider incorporating stink bug scouting into your management next year, beginning around pod set or early fill. Stink bugs are scoutable and treatable before damage occurs, and we will provide timely information next season in the CORN newsletter on when and how to monitor for this insect in soybeans. A quick guide to Ohio stink bugs and their management can be found here.


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