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Stink bugs and kudzu bugs not as much of a problem this year

Both the brown marmorated stink bug and the kudzu bug made an appearance in Virginia fields this year, but not at the same high levels as in previous years which is good news, according to Virginia Tech Entomologist Ames Herbert.

Read the rest of the story in Southeast Farm Press.

Brown marmorated stink bug found at damaging levels in Cleveland County N.C.

In Southeast Farm Press

by Dominic Reisig, North Carolina Extension Entomologist

For those accustomed to the rapid spread of kudzu bugs, the brown marmorated stink bug seems like a slowpoke.  This is an insect we’ve been talking and warning about for years.  Unfortunately it’s decided to make its debut in Cleveland County.

Here are some initial observations about it, predictions, and what should be done.

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