Asian pears: catfacing despite the bags
I've found that a fair amount of my bagged Asian pears are showing catfacing, typical of the damage caused by stinkbugs. A few unbagged pears show more extensive damage but the damage on the bagged pears is more than just cosmetic. The strange thing is that I see very few stinkbugs on the trees and never any in the bags or on the bags. I fashioned the bags with very small drainage holes and to be tight fitting around the stems. I would consider that the possibility of something other than stinkbugs causing the damage to be small.
Anyone seen similar on their trees and seen how the stinkbugs are thwarting this bag defense? I wonder whether they are getting in the bags somehow or whether they are sucking right through the plastic. I did use cheap thin Walmart bags and could upgrade to a thicker plastic if I found evidence that this would help.