Stinkbugs Doing Damage Again
In six locations in Granville/Person Counties, Brown Marmorated Stinkbugs were monitored in corn and soybean fields. Stinkbugs do damage during pollination, silking, and ear set in corn. In soybeans, stinkbugs do flower and pod damage creating seed rot and flower abortion. In 2019, the later planted corn had damaged many soybean replants still had stink bug damage in late July and August. This is an insect we need to keep a closer eye on. It is hard to treat due to when they attack. Being able to monitor stinkbugs builds a better history for further research on the behavior and damage levels.