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Brown Marmorated
Stink Bug in North Carolina

The brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB, Halyomorpha halys) is an invasive pest that was accidentally introduced from Asia into Pennsylvania in the 1990s. It was first detected in NC in 2009, and as of mid-2014, it had been reported in 64 of NC’s 100 counties.

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Brown Marmorated
Stink Bug in North Carolina

The brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB, Halyomorpha halys) is an invasive pest that was accidentally introduced from Asia into Pennsylvania in the 1990s. It was first detected in NC in 2009, and as of mid-2014, it had been reported in 64 of NC’s 100 counties.

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The Wolfpack’s
Waggle – Newsletter of the NC State Apiculture Program

The Wolfpack Waggle, a quarterly newsletter from the NCSU Apiculture Program, highlights honey bee research, extension, and education activities.

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Stink Bug Management in Cotton popular

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Impacts of Corn Earworm in Bt corn popular

This week, I’ve received multiple reports of corn earworm in Bt corn hybrids that have controlled earworms in the past.  Of the fields I’ve checked, all are properly producing the Bt protein toxic MORE »

Using predatory mites in strawberries popular

Twospotted spider mites are the most common and significant pest of strawberries grown in North Carolina. Mite management strategies include conventional miticides, organic miticides, and biological controls. See the North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual for MORE »

Stink Bugs in Corn popular

Stink bugs are present in corn this year and many are questioning whether a spray is worthwhile.  In most situations, spraying stink bugs in corn is not worthwhile.  The following logic will support MORE »

Tobacco budworm larvae of varying sizes. Photo: Hannah Burrack

What’s up with all these budworms?

We exceed tobacco budworm thresholds at several of our scouting locations last week, which was also the case for a number of growers.  This week, however, scouting at some of these same locations has MORE »

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