Stink Bugs (Pentatomidae)

 Stink Bugs (Pentatomidae)

General Information:

Below are stink bugs in potatoes, belonging to the genus Chlorochroa. Adults are ~1/2″ long. Stink bugs are often easy to see on the leaves and stems of potatoes.

General Biology and Crop Damage:

*Stink bugs looking much like Chlorochroa feed on many different plants. They can be found in potato fields throughout the season, but most often move into potatoes from neighboring crops, weeds, and native plant communities.

*Damage associated with stink bugs includes flagging of leaflets, whole leaves, and growing tips.

*Stink bugs often seem to be clumped within fields. Treatment of entire fields for control of stink bugs is rarely required.

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In February 2012 the state potato commissions in Washington, Idaho, and Oregon officially launched a new cooperative effort in research. The aim of this initiative is to increase cooperation and efficiency of the research programs funded by the three potato commissions that total about $1.5 million annually. It will also work toward comprehensive research results reporting process that aims to get useful information to the growers and industry members who need it. This website is a big part of that effort. Research results, integrated pest management guidance, and production information of many kinds will be presented here. For feedback or suggestions on this site, please contact Raina Spence, Manager of the Consortium.

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