Kudzu Bug Discussed in Latest ‘Focus on Soybean’ Webcast

The Plant Management Network (PMN) has launched a new presentation in its Focus on Soybean webcast resource. The latest webcast is titled “Observations and Biology of Kudzu Bugs and Their Management in Southeastern Soybeans” by Dr. Jeremy Greene, Professor of Entomology at Clemson University.         Since its first confirmation in 2009 at a home in Georgia … Read more

Natural and “Insecticide-Facilitated” Mortality of Early-Season Kudzu Bugs

The infestation of kudzu bugs on early-season soybeans continues, but natural mortality of the overwintered adults is increasing.  We might see numbers of this species decline on early-planted soybeans before increasing again when the F1 generation comes off of kudzu.  I sprayed some of these soybeans with insecticide yesterday and observed very high mortality today.  We used Endigo at … Read more

Kudzu Bugs on Early-Planted Soybeans

We have started observing eye-catching populations of kudzu bugs on early-planted soybeans in SC, and similar observations are being made in other states.  Earlier this week, I took this photo of soybeans planted on 20 April.  We did not see this last year this early on planted soybeans, and we have already started getting calls about … Read more

Kudzu Bug Spreading in the Southeast

Distribution of Kudzu Bug 8 May 2012

Visit our kudzu bug webpage at Clemson University for the latest information on this invasive pest.  We have a new fact sheet for homeowners, the latest map of its distribution in the Southeast, videos, recommendations for managing the pest in soybeans, and more. http://www.clemson.edu/extension/kudzubugs/index.html