Stinkbugs in Wheat

— Written By and last updated by

Gary Cross

Area Agent Crops

North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service

Granville/Person Counties

Stinkbugs in Wheat

I have been monitoring stinks bugs in wheat with sweep net.  I mainly

looked at wheat fields next to tobacco fields. As soon as the wheat is harvested, stinkbugs may move into tobacco. In the sweeps I did, the green stinkbug numbers were low. With wheat it takes a pretty high threshold for spraying. The black light trap at the southern end of the county is capturing green stinkbugs at a higher rate.

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Photo of Gary CrossGary CrossArea Agent, Agriculture - Field Crops (919) 603-1350 (Office) gary_cross@ncsu.eduGranville County, North Carolina
Updated on May 21, 2015
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