This should serve as a reminder that kudzu bug is fast approaching New Jersey. This rather new pest is something our soybean industry needs to keep a watchful eye on. You may have first read in different farming publications about the presence of bean platasipid (Megacopta cribraria) or more commonly the kudzu bug in the southeastern US. The kudzu bug has begun its migration north, having been found in Sussex county Delaware last year also. The recent find suggests that it can overwinter in southern Delaware. Kudzu bug is not only a pest of kudzu, but also soybean.
May 1, 2014
Kudzu Bug Found in Delaware
We received a report from extension in Delaware that an adult Kudzu bug was found in a trap in Sussex County, Delaware near a kudzu patch.