Stink Bug Damage in Soybeans
Pest is becoming a greater concern in Eastern Corn Belt soybean fields
Stink bug damage is becoming a greater concern in Eastern Corn Belt soybean fields, especially with the presence of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB), a species that has moved in recent years.
Ohio's Country Journal reports that while other stink bugs cause damage, the BMSB is of special concern because it is an invasive species from Asia that was introduced into the United States within the last 20 years.
Stink bugs prefer to feed on reproductive tissues; they have piercing mouthparts that allow them to feed on soybean seed in the pods of plants.
For more information on the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug check out these Ohio State resources.