Last week consultant Brian Boyd, found the first incidence of Kudzu bugs in soybeans in the state of Mississippi in Warren County. Numbers were low, but they were definitely present. Mississippi is now up to 10 counties with positive finds, but this was the first in soybeans. It is likely that in July and August when adults begin to move again that we will have more positive finds in soybeans in the state. Many of you may remember Dr. Dominic Reisig, Extension Entomologist from North Carolina State University who spoke at our Row Crop Short Course last December and shared his experiences dealing with Kudzu bugs the last couple of years in North Carolina. Now that we have had a positive find in soybeans, I asked Dominic to share some additional information on what we in Mississippi can expect based on their experiences in NC.
Please see the video below by Dr. Dominic Reisig.