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Rice Stinkbugs Are on the Rise in Arkansas

July 28, 2016

According to Dr. Gus Lorenz, University of Arkansas extension entomologist, rice stinkbug levels are high across the state, especially in the Arkansas River Valley. The rice stink bug, or Oebalus pugnax, does not usually appear in rice fields until heading has begun. The adult pests insert their mouthpieces into the developing seed and inject secretions into the plant. The hardening saliva creates a feed sheath around the plant, which can result in quality and yield loss.

Fortunately, the arsenal of insecticidal tools available to growers includes Karate with Zeon Technology®, a foliar-applied residual insecticide that offers long-lasting, broad-spectrum control of primary and secondary chewing and sucking insects. Karate with Zeon Technology provides residual activity, consistency, flexibility and value.

Product benefits include:

  • Quick release capsules that provide fast knockdown of target pests
  • Improved rainfastness resulting in better overall control
  • Broad crop label with versatile tank mix and chemigation compatibility

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