Small grain-Stink bug

Pest description and crop damage Green or brown shield-shaped bugs feeding on developing grain heads.

Management-chemical control

Foliar sprays

  • alpha-cypermethrin (Fastac EC) at 0.02 to 0.025 lb ai/a. PHI 14 days. REI 12 hr. Retreatment interval 14 days. Do not exceed 0.075 lb ai/a per season. Wheat and triticale.
  • azadirachtin (Aza-Direct, Ecozin 3EC) at 0.43 lb ai/a. PHI 1 day. REI 4 hr. Retreatment interval 7 days. Some formulations are OMRI-listed for organic use.
  • Beauveria bassiana GHA (Mycotrol ESO) at 0.5 to 2 pints/a. PHI 0 days. Do not apply more than 6 pints/a. OMRI-listed for organic use.
  • beta-cyfluthrin (Baythroid XL) at 0.014 to 0.019 lb ai/a. PHI 30 days. REI 12 hr. Do not forage or graze within 3 days of application. Retreatment interval 3 days. Do not exceed 0.038 lb ai/a per season.
  • chlorpyrifos/gamma-cyhalothrin (Cobalt) at 0.44 to 0.58 lb ai/a (wheat only). PHI 14 days forage and hay, 30 days grain and straw. REI 24 hr. Not more than 2 applications per year. Do not exceed 1 lb ai/a chlorpyrifos per season. Wheat only.
  • cyfluthrin (Tombstone) at 0.028 to 0.038 lb ai/a (wheat only). PHI 30 days. Pre-grazing or foraging interval 3 days. REI 12 hr. Retreatment interval 3 days. Do not exceed 0.076 lb ai/a per season.
  • gamma-cyhalothrin (Declare) at 0.01 to 0.015 lb ai/a. PHI 30 days. REI 24 hr. Do not apply more than 0.03 lb ai/a per season. Do not graze or forage within 7 days of application. Do not feed straw within 30 days.
  • lambda-cyhalothrin (Silencer, Warrior II) at 0.02 to 0.03 lb ai/a. PHI 30 days. REI 24 hr. Do not graze or forage within 7 days of application. Do not feed straw within 30 days of last treatment. Do not exceed 0.06 lb ai/a per season.
  • lambda-cyhalothrin+tebuconazole (Crossover) at 0.14 lb ai/a. PHI 30 days. REI 24 hr. Do not exceed 0.11 lb ai/a tebuconazole or 0.06 lb ai/a lambda cyhalothrin per season. Feeding restrictions apply. Do not exceed 8 fl oz/a or 0.139 lb ai/a per season.
  • lambda-cyhalothrin/chlorantraniliprole (Besiege) at 0.059 to 0.098 lb ai/a. PHI 30 days. REI 12 hr. Retreatment interval 7 days. Do not exceed 0.06 lb ai lambda-cyhalothrin or 0.2 lb ai chlorantraniliprole per year. Feeding restrictions.
  • lambda-cyhalothrin/thiamethoxam (Endigo ZC) at 0.056 to 0.072 lb ai/a. PHI 30 days. REI 24 hr. Retreatment interval 7 days. Do not exceed 0.06 lb ai/a lambda-cyhalothrin or 0.125 lb ai/a thiamethoxam per season. Barley only.
  • pyrethrin-There are several pesticides containing various amounts of pyrethrins. Check each label for the use and amount needed. Some formulations are OMRI-listed for organic use.
  • zeta-cypermethrin (Mustang) at 0.04 to 0.05 lb ai/a. PHI 14 days, also for forage and hay. REI 12 hr. Retreatment interval 14 days. Do not exceed 0.25 lb ai/a per year. Barley, wheat and triticale only.
  • zeta-cypermethrin/chlorpyrifos (Stallion) at 0.22 to 0.28 lb ai/a. PHI 14 days for forage and hay; 28 days for grain and straw. REI 24 hr. Retreatment interval 14 days. Do not allow meat or dairy animals to graze within 28 days of application. Do not exceed 0.05 lb ai/a zeta-cypermethrin or 0.5 lb ai/a chlorpyrfos per season. Wheat only.