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Using a Sweep Net for Insect Scouting
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Dr. Roger Leonard demonstrates how to effectively use a sweep net in a soybean field for insect scouting. (Runtime: 5:48)

The Southern Green Stink Bug and the Brown Stink Bug
Green Stink Bug

The southern green stink bug, Nezara viridula (L.), and the brown stink bug, Euschistus servus (Say), are common pests in Louisiana agricultural crops including cotton, soybeans, corn and grain sorghum. The objective of this presentation is to point out some visual differences between the two species which are helpful for early field detection.

Seed Treatments: An Alternative Pesticide Delivery System
Stink Bug

In Louisiana, southern green stink bugs and brown stink bugs (Figures 1, 2 and 3) have become common pests of corn, cotton, grain sorghum, soybean and wheat. In corn, an infestation can cause injury to the plant from seedling emergence through ear formation and grain development. Seedlings punctured by stink bugs exhibit small holes surrounded by localized dead tissue.