Friday, July 16, 2010

Redbanded stink bugs

On Tuesday, I surveyed some soybeans at our Gulf Coast Research Station at Fairhope, and I’m 99% sure that I found red banded stink bugs there. These beans were at about 30% podfill. I was finding about 1 adult and 2 immatures per 6 row feet. If it is the red banded, that’s the first time the insect has been found in Alabama. It’s probably been in south Alabama, but maybe we just haven’t been looking for it enough.