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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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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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Honey bees at the
state fair!

If you’re visiting the State Fair in October, don’t forget to check out the Expo building and the fantastic display on bees and beekeeping!

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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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Corn Bt Trait and Seed Treatment Efficacy

Most of you have already ordered your hybrids for 2015.  These will undoubtedly come with an insecticidal seed treatment and one or more Bt traits (with the exception of refuge corn).  It is MORE »

Red morphs of the green peach aphid on tobacco flower. Photo: Hannah Burrack

Aphids in (mostly organic) tobacco

Several questions on have come in the during the past week about aphids on tobacco.  In most cases, these questions were related to management in organic tobacco, where aphids are the most difficult MORE »

Grape mealybug on the surface of a fruit. Photo: Hannah Burrack

Mealybugs in North Carolina grapes

During the last two weeks, there have been several reports of mealybugs in wine grape vineyards.  Mealybugs are sucking insects, the females of which are often coated with white wax. As a by-product MORE »

Impacts of Corn Earworm in Bt corn

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

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 »

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