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Soybean Insects

Stink Bugs (Pentatomidae)

Green Stinkbug on Soybean

Adult green stinkbug.


Green stink bug nymph


Seed damaged by stink bug feeding.

Stink bugs are only damaging to soybean in southeast Kansas. Shrunken and deformed seeds can result from pod feeding. Controls should be applied when 10 bugs per 30 feet of row are found. Localized infestations can be spot treated.

More detailed Information on stink bug biology and life history can be found in the KSRE publication MF2891: Stink Bugs.

Please refer to the most recent version of the Soybean Insect Management Guide for control options.

Page last updated 11/01/2013 by J.P. Michaud.