Unfortunately, if you want to treat stink bug or midge, options are limited to pyrethroids for the best results. Monitor the fields carefully after a pyrethroid spray for a surge of secondary pests, including SCA.
SCA counts have been at a low average this past two weeks, but we expect to see them take off very soon. Conditions are very favorable for their developement, and if a spray knocks beneficials completely out of the picture they could boom.
Syrphid Fly larva in an SCA colony
Paper wasp chowing down on a headworm
Ladybug larvae feeding on SCA
Spined soldier bug (not to be confused with the pest species, the brown marmorated stink bug) feeding on a ladybug larvae. We don't like to see beneficials preying on one another but it does happen.
Corn earworm feeding on a developing head