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Redbanded Stink Bug: A New Pest for Soybeans 

 Red-Shouldered Stink Bug
The redbanded stink bug has been present in Louisiana since 2000, joining the southern green stink bug, brown stink bug
and green stinkbug as a major pest of soybeans. The red-shouldered variety damages the plants after pods start forming by inserting their beak into the pod and sucking out the contents of the bean, resulting in complete loss of the bean or a delayed maturity.

The insects are smaller than the southern green stink bug and brown stink bugs, which have been in Louisiana soybean fields for years.

Because the insect is relatively new in Louisiana, entomologists are basing their approach to control on their experience with other stink bugs. Given the difficulty in controlling them, entomologists are hoping the pest won’t be a perennial problem.


Keeping an Eye on Red-Shouldered Stink Bugs
LSU AgCenter entomologists are concerned that a relatively new insect may play havoc with the state’s soybeans, but they’re hopeful the destructiveness may not be severe.
Brazil and the Red- Shouldered Stink Bug
Will techniques used to fight the red-shouldered stink bugs in Brazil work in Louisiana? Matt Baur, LSU AgCenter entomologist, plans to find that out.The red-shouldered stink bug in Louisiana since 2000, joining the southern green stink bug, brown stink bug and green stinkbug as a major pest of soybeans.
New Pest threatens Soybean Producers
Louisiana soybean producers are facing a new type of stink bug that is equally damaging but more difficult to control than the green and brown stink bugs they are accustomed to fighting, says LSU AgCenter entomologist Dr. Jack Baldwin.

Red-shouldered Stink bug Control Recommendations
Recommendations for control of the red-shouldered stink bug, such as insecticide rates for control, suppression and time to treat